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Public approval of Government drought relief high: Poll

by Beef Central, 12 February 2014

Public approval for Government financial support to agriculture in drought remains at high levels, according to the findings of the latest weekly independent opinion poll conducted by Essential Media.

In its latest weekly poll, Essential Media surveyed levels of approval or disapproval for different types of Government financial support to industries.

A total of 83pc of survey participants said they approved Government support for agriculture – drought relief, while only 8pc said they disapprove.

Drought relief drew the strongest approval rating of all Government assistance measures surveyed.

Other types of support that drew majority (50pc +) approval ratings were health care – private health rebate (72pc); tourism – development grants (61pc); and food processing – production subsidies (55pc).

The only issue on which there was majority (50pc +) disapproval was the fuel rebate for the mining industry, of which 56pc of respondents disapproved.
 

Click on thumbnail below to view reponses in greater detail. For more survey results click here to visit Essential Media's website. 



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