Essential Report

Expanding Snowy Hydro

Mar 28, 2017

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the proposal by the Federal Government to invest $2 billion to expand the Snowy Hydro scheme to increase its electricity production by 50 per cent?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 59%   57% 72% 45% 59%
Total disapprove 12%   14% 8% 19% 13%
Strongly approve 19%   19% 28% 8% 16%
Approve 40%   38% 44% 37% 43%
Disapprove 8%   9% 7% 11% 9%
Strongly disapprove 4%   5% 1% 8% 4%
Don’t know 30%   29% 21% 36% 28%

 

59% approve of the Federal Government’s proposal to expand the Snowy Hydro scheme and 12% disapprove. 30% could not give an opinion.

Those most likely to support the proposal were Liberal/National voters (72%), men (66%) and aged 55+ (73%).

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