Q. Which of the following is closest to your view on the best way to create jobs and grow the economy?
|The government should directly invest in the economy by creating projects and jobs, and raise the standard of living for the majority of workers||69%||67%||70%||57%||66%||81%|
|The government should relax regulation and lower taxes for the wealthy to encourage businesses to grow and create jobs||19%||23%||14%||28%||20%||10%|
|Total||Federal Voting Intention|
|Labor||Liberal + National||Greens||TOTAL: Other|
|The government should directly invest in the economy by creating projects and jobs, and raise the standard of living for the majority of workers||69%||72%||66%||77%||75%|
|The government should relax regulation and lower taxes for the wealthy to encourage businesses to grow and create jobs||19%||17%||22%||19%||17%|
- There is a majority preference for the government to directly invest in creating jobs and growing the economy.
- 69% opted for direct investment, while 19% preferred deregulation and lower taxes. 13% were unsure between the two options.
- There was no difference in the support for direct investment between men and women (67% to 70%), but men were more likely to select deregulation (23% to 14%).
- There were no differences in preference between voters of Coalition or Labor, with the majority of each all favouring direct investment (72% of Labor voters, 66% of Coalition voters).
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