Essential Report

Views towards objective of federal budget

May 25, 2021

Q. Do you think the federal budget was MORE about …?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Helping the Australian economy recover and building it over the long term 55% 56% 54% 64% 55% 46% 41% 74% 44% 44%
Helping the Coalition win the next federal election 45% 44% 46% 36% 45% 54% 59% 26% 56% 56%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 341 379 380 369 410 105 112
  • 55% think the federal budget was more about helping the Australian economy recover and building it over the long term, while 45% think it was more about helping the Coalition win the next federal election.
  • Those most likely to think the budget was more about helping the government win the next election were those aged over 55 (54%), Labor voters (59%), Greens voters (56%) and minor/independent party voters (56%).

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