Essential Report

Economy heading in right or wrong direction

May 19, 2015

Q. Do you think Australia’s economy is heading in the right or wrong direction?

 

 

Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   May 2010 May 2011 Jun 2012 Apr 2013 Apr 2014 Aug 2014
The right direction 35% 19% 67% 9% 23% 51% 45% 43% 36% 39% 35%
The wrong direction 40% 58% 14% 65% 58% 25% 29% 32% 39% 34% 41%
Don’t know 25% 23% 19% 27% 19% 24% 25% 25% 25% 26% 24%

35% of respondents think that Australia’s economy is heading in the right direction and 40% think it is heading in the wrong direction. This represents no significant change since this question was asked last August.

19% (down 5%) of Labor voters, 67% (up 11%) of Liberal/National voters and 9% (down 17%) of Greens voters think the economy is heading in the right direction. 58% (up 4%) of Labor voters, 65% (up 11%) of Greens voters and 48% of those earning less than $1,000pw think the economy is heading in the wrong direction.

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