Interest Rates

May 21, 2012

Q. As far as you know, are interest rates currently higher or lower than when the Labor Government was elected in 2007?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total higher

20%

17%

24%

14%

Total lower

35%

44%

36%

42%

A lot higher

4%

3%

6%

1%

A little higher

16%

14%

18%

13%

About the same

18%

17%

22%

12%

A little lower

25%

31%

26%

31%

A lot lower

10%

13%

10%

11%

Don’t know

26%

21%

19%

33%

20% of respondents think interest rates are currently higher than when the Labor Government was elected in 2007 and 35% think they are lower. 18% think they are about the same.

Respondents most likely to think interest rates are lower were men (44%) and those aged 55+ (51%). 39% of respondents aged under 35 didn’t know.

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