Q. What do you think is the main reason for the increasing cost of living?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|The strong Australian dollar||17%||30%||9%||17%|
|Excessive company profits||18%||24%||10%||27%|
|Lack of competition||14%||18%||9%||24%|
|Economic management of the Federal Government||28%||8%||51%||9%|
|Economic management of State Governments||6%||3%||8%||6%|
28% believe that economic management of the Federal Government is the main reason for the increasing cost of living. 18% blame excessive company profits and 17% the strong Australian dollar. Only 4% said wage increases.
Most of those blaming the Federal Government were Liberal/National voters. Labor voters nominated the strong Australian dollar and excessive company profits while Greens votes said excessive company profits and lack of competition.