Poll finds strong support for first part of Coalition plan only, which offers cuts to low-income earners

Voters are strongly in favour of the Turnbull government’s tax cut for low and middle income earners, but are considerably more cool on tax relief for high flyers, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll.

With the Senate set to resolve the fate of the package in the final two sitting weeks before the winter break, the fortnightly survey finds 79% of a sample of 1,027 voters support stage one of the income tax cuts, while only 37% support stage three, which involves flattening the tax scales so workers earning between $40,000 and $200,000 pay the same rate.

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