Friday, May 17th, 2013

Nationally, 15% of electors put tax reduction as one of their top three most important issues, with voters in the marginal ALP seats of Lindsay and Greenway almost 50% more likely. 

Nationally, 15% of electors put tax reduction as one of their top three most important issues—but with 20% points between the top and bottom seats, Roy Morgan Research’s Electorate Profiles show.

Voters in the marginal ALP seats of Lindsay and Greenway are almost 50% more likely than average to cite lower taxes as a priority, with 23% and 22% of their electors respectively. The seats rank 6th and 10th respectively of the 150 electorates.

However voters in the inner-Perth division of Swan, an LNP marginal seat, are the most likely to say tax reduction is important, with almost four times as many as those in least-likely Adelaide.

1. Swan (WA) 28%

2. Scullin (VIC) 25%

3. Throsby (NSW) 24%

4. Durack (WA) 23%

5. Rankin (QLD) 23%

6. Lindsay (NSW) 23%

7. Fowler (NSW) 22%

8. Solomon (NT) 22%

9. Fadden (QLD) 22%

10. Greenway (NSW) 22%


141. Bradfield (NSW) 10%

142. Flinders (VIC) 9%

143. Cunningham (NSW) 9%

144. Bennelong (NSW) 9%

145. O’Connor (WA) 9%

146. Denison (TAS) 8%

147. Sydney (NSW) 8%

148. Batman (VIC) 8%

149. Shortland (NSW) 8%

150. Adelaide (SA) 7%

The Coalition has the lead on the issue, with 42% of Australian electors nominating it as the better party on the issue, compared to 28% for the ALP. The gap only widens among those who also place importance on the issue: 49% for the LNP, 27% for the ALP.

Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research, says:

“Over 1 in 7 Australian voters say reducing taxes is an important issue. However Coalition voters are over 30% more likely than Labor voters to say the issue is personally important.

“Greens voters are the least likely to nominate tax reduction as important (8%); Family First voters are the most likely (19%).”


Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia) January 2011 – December 2012, n = 87,416

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