Allowing first home buyers to access their superannuation is the most polarising housing affordability option, according to a recent poll.
The most recent Essential poll found that ‘allowing first home buyers to withdraw a portion of their superannuation for a house deposit’ had support from 44% of those polled and was opposed by 30%, with 9% answering ‘don’t know’. 14% of people strongly supported and 14% strongly opposed.
First home buyers accessing super had the highest opposition and tied second lowest support of those measures polled. Though no proposal had more opposition than support. ‘Increasing restrictions on foreign nationals purchasing existing residential property’ had the highest support – 74%, with 6% opposed. It also had the highest ‘strong support’ by far, at 51%.