Essential Report

Direction of economy

May 2, 2017

Q. Overall, how would you describe the current state of the Australian economy?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Dec ‘16
Total Good 30%   28% 44% 22% 19%   23%
Total Poor 29%   30% 22% 38% 43%   36%
Very good 3%   4% 4% 1%   2%
Good 27%   24% 40% 22% 18%   21%
Neither good nor poor 36%   37% 33% 35% 37%   37%
Poor 23%   24% 17% 27% 34%   28%
Very poor 6%   6% 5% 11% 9%   8%
Don’t know 5%   4% 1% 5% 2%   4%

Overall, 30% thought that the state of the economy was good (up 7% from December). 29% thought it was bad (down 7%).

44% of Liberal/National voters thought the state of the economy was good, compared to 28% of Labor voters, 22% of Greens voters, and 19% of other/independent voters.

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