Essential Report

State of the economy

Nov 27, 2017

Q. Overall, how would you describe the current state of the Australian economy?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Dec 2016 May 2017
Total Good 33%   30% 46% 37% 18%   23% 30%
Total Poor 24%   25% 15% 24% 42%   36% 29%
Very good 3%   3% 4% 4% 2%   2% 3%
Good 30%   27% 42% 33% 16%   21% 27%
Neither good nor poor 38%   42% 36% 32% 37%   37% 36%
Poor 17%   19% 10% 17% 26%   28% 23%
Very poor 7%   6% 5% 7% 16%   8% 6%
Don’t know 5%   3% 2% 7% 2%   4% 5%

Overall, 33% thought that the state of the economy was good (up 3% from May). 24% thought it was bad (down 5%).

46% of Liberal/National voters thought the state of the economy was good, compared to 30% of Labor voters and 18% of other/independent voters.

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