Essential Report

State of the economy

Mar 24, 2015

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

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

May 2012

Apr 2013

Sep 2013

Jan 2014

Apr 2014

Aug 2014

Total good

27%

28%

33%

28%

12%

35%

45%

40%

34%

38%

37%

Total poor

33%

34%

28%

33%

48%

29%

26%

25%

26%

24%

26%

Very good

3%

3%

4%

2%

6%

8%

6%

4%

3%

6%

Good

24%

25%

29%

26%

12%

29%

37%

34%

30%

35%

31%

Neither good nor poor

36%

35%

37%

31%

33%

33%

28%

32%

36%

34%

35%

Poor

24%

24%

23%

26%

30%

20%

17%

20%

21%

19%

18%

Very poor

9%

10%

5%

7%

18%

9%

9%

5%

5%

5%

8%

Don’t know

4%

3%

2%

7%

7%

2%

2%

3%

4%

4%

3%

27% described the economy as good or very good and 33% poor/very poor – 36% said it was neither. This represents a substantial net decline from +11 to -6 since August.

Views on the state of the economy were similar across age and voter groups. Among Labor voters 28% thought it was good and 34% poor; for Liberal/National voters 33% said it was good and 28% poor.

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