Q. Overall, from what you have read and heard, do you think the Australian economy is heading in the right direction or the wrong direction?
|Post budget 2010||Pre budget 2011||Post budget 2011||Vote Labor||Vote Liberal/ National||Vote Greens|
|The right direction||51%||45%||46%||74%||30%||46%|
|The wrong direction||25%||29%||29%||9%||49%||24%|
Nearly half (46%) the respondents think that Australia’s economy is heading in the right direction – 29% think it is heading in the wrong direction.
This was a little less positive than the post 2010 budget poll, but unchanged from the poll taken before the 2011 budget – which suggests that the budget has had no impact on overall perceptions of the economy.
74% of Labor voters, 30% of Liberal/National voters and 46% of Greens voters think the economy is heading in the right direction.
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