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||55%||9%||21%||15%||+46||+37|
|Banks and other financial institutions||51%||8%||24%||17%||+43||+36|
|Families with children at private school||45%||12%||25%||18%||+33||+24|
|Farmers and other agricultural producers||24%||22%||32%||22%||+2||-1|
|People and families on middle incomes||26%||29%||29%||16%||-3||-6|
|Average working people||20%||34%||30%||16%||-14||-21|
|Recent immigrants to Australia||14%||30%||34%||21%||-16||-21|
|People with disabilities||13%||35%||33%||19%||-22||-21|
|Families with children at public school||15%||40%||28%||17%||-25||-23|
|People and families on low incomes||13%||42%||27%||17%||-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, families with children at private schools and small businesses.
Since this question was asked in April the Liberal Party is a more likely to be perceived as better for large corporations (up 9 points), high income families (up 9), banks and financial institutions (up 7), families with children at private schools (up 9) and small businesses (up 10).
The Labor Party is perceived to be a relatively worse for average working people (down 7 points) and single parents (down 7).
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