Essential Report

Overturning the Carbon Pricing Scheme

Jul 25, 2011

Q. If the Government introduces their carbon pricing scheme Tony Abbott has said that if the Liberal Party wins the next election he will repeal this legislation. Do you support or oppose his proposal to overturn the carbon pricing scheme after it has been put in place?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total support 50% 24% 81% 15%
Total oppose 36% 63% 9% 73%
Strongly support 30% 8% 56% 8%
Support 20% 16% 25% 7%
Oppose 14% 19% 7% 12%
Strongly oppose 22% 44% 2% 61%
Don’t know 15% 13% 9% 10%

Overall, 50% of respondents support Tony Abbott’s proposal to overturn the carbon pricing scheme after it has been put in place.

Not surprisingly 81% of Lib/Nat voters support Tony Abbott’s proposal. 63% of Labor voters, and 73% of Green voters oppose Tony Abbott’s proposal.

Support for Tony Abbott’s proposal increased with age, with 63% of those aged 65+, compared to 36% of those aged 18-24 supporting the proposal to overturn the carbon pricing scheme.

Males (53%) were slightly more likely than females (47%) to support Tony Abbott’s proposal.

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