Essential Report

Economy heading in right or wrong direction

Sep 1, 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

May 2015

The right direction

35%

22%

62%

21%

26%

51%

45%

43%

36%

39%

35%

35%

The wrong direction

41%

52%

21%

61%

52%

25%

29%

32%

39%

34%

41%

40%

Don’t know

24%

26%

16%

189%

21%

24%

25%

25%

25%

26%

24%

25%

35% of respondents think that Australia’s economy is heading in the right direction and 41% think it is heading in the wrong direction. This represents no significant change since this question was asked in May.

22% (up 3%) of Labor voters, 62% (down 5%) of Liberal/National voters and 21% (up 12%) of Greens voters think the economy is heading in the right direction. 52% (down 6%) of Labor voters, 61% (down 4%) of Greens voters and 47% of those earning less than $600pw think the economy is heading in the wrong direction.

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