Essential Report

Federal Budget

May 16, 2017

Q. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the Federal Budget that was handed down on Tuesday 9th May?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total Approve 41%   32% 66% 33% 31%
Total Disapprove 33%   45% 16% 39% 50%
Strongly approve 5%   2% 11% 4% 2%
Approve 36%   30% 55% 29% 29%
Disapprove 23%   30% 13% 31% 30%
Strongly disapprove 10%   15% 3% 8% 20%
Don’t know 25%   23% 19% 29% 18%

 

Overall, more people approved of the budget (41%) than disapproved (33%). Approval for the budget was highest among Liberal/National voters (66% support) and those aged 65+ (57%). Disapproval was highest amongst other party/independent voters (50% disapprove) and ALP voters (45%).

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