Essential Report

Climate change policy

May 3, 2016

Q. The Labor Party recently announced their policy to tackle climate change which includes a target of reducing Australia’s carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 (compared to the Coalition Government’s target of 26-28%) and introducing an emissions trading scheme. Do you approve or disapprove of this policy?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 57% 76% 36% 88% 59%
Total disapprove 21% 6% 44% 2% 23%
Strongly approve 22% 38% 8% 40% 16%
Approve 35% 38% 28% 48% 43%
Disapprove 10% 4% 20% 1% 10%
Strongly disapprove 11% 2% 24% 1% 13%
Don’t know 22% 19% 20% 10% 19%

57% approve of the Labor Party’s carbon emissions policy and 21% disapprove.

Those more likely to approve were Labor voters (76%), Greens voters (88%) and aged 18-34 (70%).

Those more likely to disapprove were Liberal/National voters (44%) and aged 55+ (39%).

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