Federal Budget expectations

Oct 20, 2020

Q. The Federal Budget was announced on Tuesday 6th October.

In general, do you think the Federal Budget will be good or bad for the following?

  Before budget announced

05/10/2020

  After budget announced

19/10/2020

  NET: Very Good / Good NET: Very bad / Bad   NET: Very Good / Good NET: Very bad / Bad
People who are well off 51% 10%   56% 7%
The economy overall 34% 32%   41% 19%
Average working people 30% 34%   40% 21%
Australian families 33% 29%   41% 18%
People on lower incomes 30% 40%   35% 31%
Older Australians 31% 34%   29% 31%
Younger Australians 29% 33%   42% 20%
You personally 25% 31%   27% 24%
Small business 44% 23%   45% 17%
Big business 53% 12%   55% 6%
  • Following the budget, more people than before thought the announcements would be good for the economy overall (41%, up from 34% before the budget), average working Australians (40% from 30% expectation), and young people (42% from 29%).

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