Q. The Government’s budget proposes to provide a tax cut of $530 for middle and lower income earners from next year, and then in seven years change the tax rates so that workers earning between $40,000 and $200,000 pay the same rate of tax. Labor proposes to provide a larger tax cut of $928 for middle and lower income earners, and ask those in the top tax bracket to pay a little more to help reduce the deficit. Which of these proposals do you prefer?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote other|
|The Government proposal||33%||15%||63%||17%||28%|
|The Labor proposal||45%||75%||23%||62%||43%|
45% prefer the Labor tax plan and 33% the Government’s plan.
All income groups except those earning $2,000+ pw strongly favour the Labor plan. Those earning more than $2,000 pw favour then Government plan 44% to 39%.
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