In a week where Australians failed to elect a Prime Minister, Aussie research* shows the same division and cynicism when it comes to the government’s role in helping homeowners.
Almost 50 per cent (48.7 per cent) of Australians surveyed believed the Federal Labor Government was doing enough to support borrowers, while 28 per cent were happy and a further 23.3 per cent were “unsure”.
On the flipside, only 20.5 per cent of Australians believed the Liberal Opposition will offer a better solution, while 44.1 per cent believe otherwise. One in three (35.4 per cent) are unsure, which is a telling figure and one which reflects the nation’s uncertainty over who is best qualified to lead.
Interest rates did not feature highly in influencing the voting intentions of the survey respondents, with 60 per cent saying it “will have no bearing” on their choice.
Only 21.2 per cent claimed interest rates was an influencing factor, while 18.8 per cent were unsure and revealed they could go “either way”.
And surprisingly, activity around buying and selling homes is usually subdued during an election campaign as homeowners wait for “sweeteners” from both parties.
However, Aussie research shows almost four in five (79.3 per cent) Australians revealed their plans for purchasing, selling or refinancing their home would not be affected by the Federal election.
Only 16.8 per cent of respondents said they would put their plans “on hold” while they waited for “any election promise we can benefit from”. Conversely, a small percentage (4 per cent) said they would speed the process up as “things may change after the election.”