Essential Report

Taxation

Sep 8, 2015

Q. Would you support or oppose cutting income tax and raising the GST to 15%?

Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total support 27% 18% 41% 17% 29%
Total oppose 52% 63% 43% 64% 53%
Strongly support 7% 4% 13% 2% 3%
Support 20% 14% 28% 15% 26%
Oppose 26% 25% 28% 29% 26%
Strongly oppose 26% 38% 15% 35% 27%
Don’t know 21% 19% 16% 19% 18%

The majority (52%) of Australians are opposed to cutting income tax and raising the GST to 15%. 27% support this policy.

Although more likely than the average to support this policy (41%), in total a slightly larger proportion of Liberal/National voters oppose it (43%).

Labor (63%) and Greens (64%) voters were more likely to oppose this policy.

Males (33%) were more likely than females (20%) to support this policy. Likewise females (51%) were more likely than males (43%) to oppose it.

Opposition was high across the three largest states with 49% in NSW, 47% in QLD and 45% in VIC opposing this policy. 25% in NSW, 29% in QLD and 28% in VIC support the policy.

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