Win for liberals bad for personal finances: poll

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What would your tenants think if a Liberal government were elected? Close to a third of Australians believe they would be worse off financially if a Liberal government came to power.

According to an Essential Vision poll, 32% of respondents believe they would be worse off under a Liberal government, but an almost identical number (30%) believe they will be better off.

Around quarter (24%) believed a Liberal government would make no difference to them financially.

Respondents 65 and older were the most positive about the effect of a Liberal government on their finances – 47% responded that they would be richer.

On the other hand, those aged between 45 and 64 were more pessimistic. Forty per cent said they would be worse off under Tony Abbot and company.

The survey also revealed that 29% of everyday Australians expected their financial situation to improve over the next 12 months, while 31% thought the opposite.

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  • steve says on 04/09/2012 07:04:56 PM

    Statistics and Polls. Surprising that when the greater numbers in all the questions say that we will be better off that you headline the article that you say we will be worse off. The poll indicates that is not the case, why report it this way ?

  • John says on 05/09/2012 10:06:50 AM

    Steve... it says 32% said they thought they would be worse off, versus 30% who said they would be better off. Last time I checked, 32 was more than 30, so the headline is in fact correct

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