Essential Report

Concern about Government spending

Dec 15, 2015

Q. In fact, Treasurer Scott Morrison recently said that the Government was spending equivalent to more than 26% of GDP this year. This is a higher level that the Rudd government spent including during the financial crisis.
How concerned are you about the current Government’s spending?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Very concerned

26%

32%

17%

34%

40%

Somewhat concerned

39%

41%

44%

39%

30%

Not very concerned

19%

13%

27%

14%

16%

Not at all concerned

4%

2%

6%

5%

2%

Don’t know

12%

11%

7%

9%

13%

65% were very or somewhat concerned that Government spending was higher than the Rudd Government’s during the financial crisis. 23% were not very or not at all concerned.

73% of Labor voters and Greens voters were very/somewhat concerned compared to 61% of Liberal/National voters. 33% of Liberal National voters were not very or not at all concerned.

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