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||May 2018|
|The Government proposal||29%||12%||53%||18%||27%||33%|
|The Labor proposal||50%||76%||30%||65%||52%||45%|
50% prefer the Labor tax plan and 33% the Government’s plan.
All income groups strongly favour the Labor plan. Even those earning more than $2,000 pw favour then Labor plan 50% to 36%.
Since this question was asked last month there has been a considerable shift in favour of the Labor plan.
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