Essential Report

Economic management

Oct 27, 2015

Q. Compared to Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey, do you think the new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison will be better or worse managers of Australia’s economy or will they be much the same?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total better

50%

47%

67%

43%

34%

Total worse

10%

8%

9%

9%

16%

A lot better economic managers

19%

13%

30%

16%

10%

A little better economic managers

31%

34%

37%

27%

24%

A little worse economic managers

5%

3%

6%

8%

6%

A lot worse economic managers

5%

5%

3%

1%

10%

Much the same

25%

32%

17%

34%

32%

Don’t know

14%

13%

7%

14%

18%

50% believe that the new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison will be better managers of Australia’s economy than Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey. 10% think they will be worse and 25% much the same.

56% of those on income over $1,600 pw think they will be better economic managers compared to 39% of those earning less than $600 pw. 46% of those earning less than $600 pw think they will be worse or much the same.

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