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Q. How do you think the economy will look in the next six months?
|The economy will improve in the next six months||25%||29%||21%||27%||29%||20%|
|The economy will stay the same in the next six months||39%||37%||40%||43%||37%||37%|
|The economy will get worse in the next six months||36%||33%||39%||30%||35%||43%|
|Total||Federal Voting Intention|
|Labor||Coalition||Greens||Independent / Other|
|The economy will improve in the next six months||25%||24%||31%||19%||19%|
|The economy will stay the same in the next six months||39%||35%||41%||38%||35%|
|The economy will get worse in the next six months||36%||40%||28%||43%||46%|
- A quarter of people expect the economy to improve in the next months, lower than the 36% who expect it to get worse. 39% do not expect any change.
- Older people aged over 55 are more likely than those aged 18-34 to expect the economy to get worse over the next six months (43% to 30%).
- 31% of Coalition voters think the economy will improve in the next six months, compared to 24% of Labor voters, 19% of Greens voters and 19% of independent/other minor party voters.
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