Support for deficit tax

May 6, 2014

Q. Would you support or oppose a temporary ‘deficit’ tax on high and middle income earners aimed at bringing the budget back to surplus?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total Support

34%

30%

46%

20%

34%

Total Oppose

34%

43%

24%

39%

34%

Strongly support

11%

12%

13%

10%

10%

Support

23%

18%

33%

10%

24%

Neither support nor oppose

24%

17%

25%

26%

28%

Oppose

13%

14%

11%

19%

10%

Strongly oppose

21%

29%

13%

20%

24%

Don’t know

9%

10%

4%

15%

3%

34% of Australian’s support the deficit tax, while 34% oppose it. 24% neither support nor oppose.

Lib/Nat voters (46%) are more likely to support the tax, but 24% do oppose it.

Labor (43%) and Greens (39%) voters are more likely to oppose the tax, however 30% of Labor voters, and 20% of Greens voters support it.

Those aged 65+ were the age group most likely to support the tax, with 52% indicating that they support it. Those aged 55-64 also had higher levels of support (40%).

Those in QLD (43%) were also more likely to support the tax.

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