Support towards excluding agriculture from 2050 net zero emissions target

Feb 16, 2021

Q. The deputy PM Michael McCormack says agriculture could be excluded from the new 2050 net zero emissions target because regional Australia is still recovering from drought, bushfires, flood and the Covid-19 pandemic, and this target will “…hurt regional Australia”.

To what extent do you support or oppose this proposition to exclude agriculture from the new 2050 net zero emissions target? 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
  Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly support 17% 10% 26% 8% 22%
Somewhat support 27% 31% 29% 21% 17%
Somewhat oppose 17% 19% 15% 18% 17%
Strongly oppose 15% 16% 10% 30% 20%
Unsure 24% 24% 20% 22% 23%
TOTAL: Support 44% 41% 55% 29% 39%
TOTAL: Oppose 32% 35% 25% 48% 37%
Base (n) 1,109 359 428 101 131
  • More people support excluding agriculture from the 2050 net zero emissions target than those who oppose this proposition (44% vs 32%).
  • About a quarter (24%) are unsure.
  • Compared to other voters, Greens voters are the most likely to oppose this exclusion (48%) and Coalition voters are the most likely to support it (55%).

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