Q. Do you believe that the carbon tax, before it was repealed last year, had a big impact, a small impact or no impact on electricity prices?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote Other|
|Had a big impact||21%||15%||30%||15%||22%|
|Had a small impact||41%||43%||42%||39%||46%|
|Had no impact||20%||27%||12%||33%||21%|
Only 21% believe that the carbon tax had a big impact on electricity prices before it was repealed a year ago. 41% think it had a small impact and 20% think it had no impact.
Although there were some differences by voting intention, they were not large. Liberal/National voters were more likely to think it had a big impact (30%) and Labor voters and Greens voters were more likely to think it had no impact (27% and 33%).
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