Essential Report

Reducing the deficit

Jun 21, 2016

Q. If elected, which party would be most likely to reduce Australia’s deficit?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Labor 14%   35% 2% 18% 3%
Liberal 37%   9% 79% 12% 39%
No difference 30%   39% 11% 49% 45%
Don’t know 18%   18% 8% 20% 13%

37% think the Liberal Party would be more likely to reduce the deficit and 14% think the Labor Party would be more likely. Nearly half either don’t know or thought there would be no difference.

79% of Liberal voters think the Liberal Party would be most likely to reduce the deficit while 39% of Labor voters think there would be no difference.

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