Essential Report

Handling of the Federal Budget

May 20, 2014

Q. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way the Liberal-National Coalition government is handling the federal budget?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total Approve

30%

7%

69%

10%

8%

Total Disapprove

52%

85%

12%

70%

71%

Strongly approve

10%

2%

24%

2%

Approve

20%

5%

45%

8%

8%

Neither approve nor disapprove

14%

6%

18%

15%

17%

Disapprove

19%

23%

11%

16%

33%

Strongly disapprove

33%

62%

1%

54%

38%

Don’t know

4%

2%

1%

5%

5%

Just over half (52%) of Australians disapprove of the way the Lib-Nat Coalition government is handling the federal budget. 30% approve and 14% neither approve nor disapprove. 4% don’t know.

Labor (85%), Greens (70%) and Other (71%) voters were far more likely to disapprove. Lib/Nat voters were more likely to approve (69%).

There were no significant differences based on gender.

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