Recently we highlighted the dangerous proposal to give political parties more taxpayer dollars.
The proposal was abandoned once details become public and now we know why: only 29% of Australians support public funding of political parties.
The polling, conducted by Essential Vision, also shows that 47% of respondents – a plurality – think political parties should be entirely funded by voluntary donations. Among Coalition voters that figure was even higher at 53%.
Those most likely to support taxpayer funding of political parties are Greens voters (51%).
You can see the full results here.