Essential Report

Emissions Trading Scheme

Jul 23, 2013

Q. Do you support or oppose the Government’s recent decision to change from the current carbon pricing scheme to an emissions trading scheme which will reduce the price paid by companies from $24 per tonne of carbon pollution to a floating price currently about $6-$10?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

45%

59%

42%

17%

Total oppose

29%

17%

37%

58%

Strongly support

11%

22%

5%

5%

Support

34%

37%

37%

12%

Oppose

16%

10%

18%

38%

Strongly oppose

13%

7%

19%

20%

Don’t know

26%

24%

21%

25%

45% support the recent decision to change from the current carbon pricing scheme to an emissions trading scheme and 29% oppose.

Both Labor (59% support) and Liberal/National (42%) voters were more likely to support the decision while 58% of Greens voters were opposed.

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