Essential Report

Economy heading in right or wrong direction

Sep 20, 2016

Q. From what you have read and heard, do you think the Australian economy is heading in the right direction or the wrong direction?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   May 2010 May 2011 Jun 2012 Apr 2013 Apr 2014 May 2015 Jul 2016
The right direction 33%   26% 52% 26% 25%   51% 45% 43% 36% 39% 35% 33%
The wrong direction 36%   45% 22% 40% 48%   25% 29% 32% 39% 34% 40% 35%
Don’t know 31%   29% 26% 34% 27%   24% 25% 25% 25% 26% 25% 31%

33% of respondents think that Australia’s economy is heading in the right direction and 36% think it is heading in the wrong direction. This represents little change since July.

26% (up 4%) of Labor voters, 52% (down 7%) of Liberal/National voters and 26% (up 8%) of Greens voters think the economy is heading in the right direction. 45% (down 2%) of Labor voters, 22% (up 2%) of Liberal/National voters and 40% (down 4%) of Greens voters think it is heading in the wrong direction.

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