Essential Report

Most important tax cuts

Dec 19, 2017

Q. Do you think it is more important to give tax cuts to businesses or to cut personal income tax? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Tax cuts for businesses 8%   10% 10% 6% 5%
Cut personal income tax 47%   52% 45% 54% 54%
Both equally important 33%   29% 39% 31% 32%
Don’t know 11%   9% 6% 9% 9%

 

47% think it is more important to cut personal income tax than to give tax cuts to businesses. Only 8% think it is more important to give tax cuts to businesses and 33% think they are both equally important.

 

More than half of Labor, Greens and other voters think personal tax cuts are more important – however, views of Liberal National voters were not very dissimilar (45%). No more than 10% of any voter group thought tax cuts for businesses was most important.

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