Essential Report

Refusal of budget

Aug 19, 2014

Q. If the Senate refuses to pass major parts of the Government’s budget (e.g. $7 Medicare co-payment, deregulating university fees) which of the following actions do you think the Government should take?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Introduce a new budget

38%

22%

60%

32%

30%

Call an election

43%

67%

19%

52%

55%

Don’t know

19%

11%

20%

16%

16%

If the Senate refuses to pass major parts of the Government’s budget, 43% think the Government should call an election and 38% think they should introduce a new budget.

Liberal/National voters favour introducing a new budget (60%) while 67% of Labor voters think the Government should call an election. A majority of Greens (52%) and other voters (55%) also favour an election.

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