Q. Do you think the following groups of people would be better off under a Liberal Government or a Labor Government?
|Better off under a Liberal Govern-ment||Better off under a Labor Govern-ment||Makes no differ-ence||Don’t know||Difference
(Liberal minus Labor)
|People and families on high incomes||49%||12%||23%||16%||+37||+45|
|Banks and other financial institutions||47%||11%||24%||18%||+36||+36|
|Families with children at private school||40%||16%||26%||18%||+24||+36|
|Farmers and other agricultural producers||22%||23%||32%||23%||-1||+5|
|People and families on middle incomes||24%||30%||30%||16%||-6||-6|
|Recent immigrants to Australia||12%||33%||32%||23%||-21||-16|
|People with disabilities||15%||36%||32%||17%||-21||-24|
|Average working people||17%||38%||28%||17%||-21||-20|
|Families with children at public school||14%||41%||28%||17%||-27||-23|
|People and families on low incomes||13%||42%||28%||16%||-29||-33|
Respondents were substantially more likely to think the following groups would be better off under a Labor Government – low income families, families with children at public school, single parents, the unemployed, average working people, people with disabilities, recent migrants to Australia and pensioners.
They were substantially more likely to think the following groups would be better off under a Liberal Government – large corporations, high income families, banks and financial institutions and families with children at private schools.
Since this question was asked in September 2015 the Liberal Party is a little less likely to be perceived as better for families with children at private schools (down 12 points), those on high incomes (down 8), small businesses (down 7) and large corporations (down 6).
The Labor Party is perceived to be a little better for recent immigrants (up 5) and families with children at public schools (up 4).
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