Q. Do you think the Federal Labor Government favours the interests of businesses or workers?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Total favour businesses||28%||21%||31%||40%|
|Total favour workers||41%||40%||50%||28%|
|Favour businesses a lot more than workers||13%||7%||16%||18%|
|Favour businesses a little more than workers||15%||14%||15%||22%|
|Favour workers a little more than businesses||24%||32%||21%||20%|
|Favour workers a lot more than businesses||17%||8%||29%||8%|
|Balance the interests of businesses and workers||14%||29%||5%||15%|
41% think that the Federal Labor Government favours the interests of workers, 28% think they favour the interests of businesses and 14% think they balance their interests.
Labor voters think the favour workers over business by 40% to 21% and 29% think they balance their interests.
Liberal /National voters are much less likely to think they balance their interests – 50% think they favour workers’ interests and 31% think they favour businesses. Greens voters are more likely to think they favour the interests of businesses (40%) over workers (28%).
The only substantial difference across demographic groups is that 20% of older respondents (aged 55+) think the Government balances the interests of businesses and workers.
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