Essential Report

Spending promises

Jun 21, 2016

Q. Thinking about the Federal election campaign, as far as you are aware, which party seems to be making the most spending promises?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Labor 39%   45% 48% 29% 32%
Liberal 13%   10% 21% 8% 10%
No difference 29%   29% 17% 40% 46%
Don’t know 20%   16% 13% 24% 11%

 39% think that Labor has made the most spending promises during the election campaign and 13% think the Liberals have made the most.

There was little difference between Labor and Liberal voters in their views about the Labor Party but 21% of Liberal voters thought the Liberal Party had made the most spending promises.

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