Essential Report

Statements about tax cuts for business

Mar 14, 2017

Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Cutting the company tax rate will bring Australia’s tax base into line with other nations and attract the investment we need to create more jobs. 25%   21% 44% 5% 20%
Cutting the company tax rate will simply deliver business $50 billion more in profits – money that should be invested in schools, hospitals and other vital services. 43%   57% 25% 65% 49%
Not sure 31%   22% 31% 30% 31%

 

43% agree more with the statement that cutting the company tax rate will simply deliver businesses more in profits while 25% agree more that cutting the company tax rate will attract investment and deliver jobs.

Those most likely to think it will simply deliver business profits were Greens voters (65%), Labor voters (57%) and aged 65+ (50%).

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