Exit polling: economy dominates, stronger support for targets than repeal

Economics Climate change Employment Australia

This poll indicates that concern over the economy and jobs overshadowed the 'carbon tax' and other issues, voters were split on repeal and there was more support for the Coalition honouring their promised pollution reduction targets than repealing carbon pricing.

The findings come from a weighted JWS Research national IVR (automated) poll of over 1,500 Australians, commissioned by The Climate Institute and presented in this two-page factsheet.

The issue of most importance driving Australians’ votes yesterday was concern for the economy and jobs (31 per cent). Climate change (5 per cent) and the carbon tax (3 per cent), lagged significantly. Amongst Coalition voters only three per cent nominated scrapping the carbon tax as their top issue.

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