Essential Report

Approval of Qantas Grounding Decision

Nov 7, 2011

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Qantas’ decision to ground all planes last weekend?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Regular air travellers
Total approve 35% 23% 53% 24% 47%
Total disapprove 53% 66% 38% 63% 47%
Strongly approve 13% 8% 21% 8% 20%
Approve 22% 15% 32% 16% 27%
Disapprove 24% 26% 20% 26% 17%
Strongly disapprove 29% 40% 18% 37% 30%
Don’t know 12% 12% 8% 13% 6%

35% approved of Qantas’ decision to ground all planes and 53% disapproved.

Regular air travellers (those who travel by air at least every few months) were split – 47% approved and 47% disapproved.

Those most likely to disapprove were Labor voters (66%), Greens voters (63%), women (57%) and those on low income (60% of those earning less than $600 pw).

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