Essential Report

Tax cuts for business

Apr 11, 2017

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s decision to give $24 billion worth of tax cuts to businesses with annual turnover of up to $50 million?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 31%   19% 59% 11% 34%
Total disapprove 50%   68% 27% 72% 52%
Strongly approve 7%   2% 17% 2% 5%
Approve 24%   17% 42% 9% 29%
Disapprove 26%   31% 20% 28% 27%
Strongly disapprove 24%   37% 7% 44% 25%
Don’t know 19%   14% 15% 17% 13%

 

31% approve of the Government’s decision to give tax cuts to businesses with turnover less than $50 million and 50% disapprove.

Liberal/National voters were the only voter or demographic group showing majority approval (59%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Greens voters (72%), Labor voters (68%) and aged 45-64 (60%).

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