Essential Report

The economy – heading in the right/wrong direction

Apr 29, 2013

Q. Overall, from what you have read and heard, do you think the Australian economy is heading in the right direction or the wrong direction?

 

17 May 10

(Post 2010 budget)

9 May 11

(Post 2011 budget)

4 Jul 11

26 Mar 12

18 Jun 12

Total

29 Apr 13

Vote ALP

Vote Lib 

Vote Greens

The right direction

51%

45%

37%

36%

43%

36%

68%

21%

45%

The wrong direction

25%

29%

43%

41%

32%

39%

13%

62%

15%

Don’t know

24%

25%

20%

22%

25%

25%

19%

17%

40%

36% of respondents think that Australia’s economy is heading in the right direction – 39% think it is heading in the wrong direction. Since this question was asked in June last year, “right direction” has declined 7% and “wrong direction” increased 7%.

68% (down 3%) of Labor voters, 21% (down 5%) of Liberal/National voters and 45% (down 18%) of Greens voters think the economy is heading in the right direction. There were no major differences across demographic groups.

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