VIC: Covid-19 outbreak impact on favourability

Aug 11, 2020

Q. How has the Covid-19 outbreak affected your views of the following people…?

VICTORIA ONLY Daniel Andrews Scott Morrison
Much more favourable 24% 25%
A little more favourable 20% 33%
No difference 26% 27%
A little less favourable 10% 7%
Much less favourable 19% 8%
TOTAL: More favourable 44% 58%
TOTAL: Less favourable 29% 15%
Base (n) 499 499

 

  • 58% of Victorians say they now have a more favourable opinion of Scott Morrison due to the Covid-19 outbreak, while 44% say the same for Daniel Andrews.
  • Victorians over 55 years old and capital city residents are more likely to say their opinion of Scott Morrison has become more favourable (65% and 60% respectively) than 18-34 year olds and non-capital city residents (51% and 49%).
  • Victorians over 55 years old are more likely to have a less favourable opinion of Daniel Andrews (40%) than 18-34 year olds (19%).
  • Perception of the State Government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak is tied to perceptions of Daniel Andrews – those who say their state’s response is poor are more likely to say their opinion of Daniel Andrews is now less favourable, and vice versa.

VIC: Attitudes to latest Victorian restrictions

Aug 11, 2020

Q. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced new restrictions for the state designed to stop the spread of Covid-19. To what extent do you agree or disagree that with the following statements about the new restrictions?

VICTORIA ONLY TOTAL: Agree TOTAL: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
I have a good understanding of what I am and am not allowed to do under the current restrictions 79% 7% 46% 34% 13% 5% 2%
The restrictions affecting my area seem appropriate 67% 15% 35% 32% 18% 9% 7%
The restrictions affecting my area will be effective at stopping the spread of Covid-19 60% 13% 25% 35% 27% 8% 5%
State & federal governments are doing enough to help people and businesses that are negatively affected by the restrictions 55% 19% 18% 37% 26% 14% 5%
The changes won’t have much impact on my own lifestyle 43% 38% 15% 28% 19% 19% 19%
[THOSE IN PAID WORK] The restrictions will have a negative effect on my work 41% 32% 16% 25% 27% 19% 13%

 

  • 79% of Victorians agree they have a good understanding of what they are (and are not) allowed to do under the current restrictions, while 67% agree that the restrictions are appropriate and 60% agree they will be effective at stopping the spread of Covid-19.
  • Only 43% of Victorians agree that the changes won’t have much impact on their lifestyle, while 41% of those in paid work agree that the restrictions will have a negative effect on their work.

 

 

VICTORIA ONLY AND NET: AGREE   Gender Age group Location
Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
I have a good understanding of what I am and am not allowed to do under the current restrictions 79% 76% 82% 64% 81% 89% 78% 83%
The restrictions affecting my area seem appropriate 67% 67% 67% 57% 67% 74% 68% 64%
The restrictions affecting my area will be effective at stopping the spread of Covid-19 60% 61% 59% 56% 62% 61% 61% 57%
State & federal governments are doing enough to help people and businesses that are negatively affected by the restrictions 55% 52% 57% 39% 63% 60% 54% 57%
The changes won’t have much impact on my own lifestyle 43% 44% 42% 43% 38% 46% 42% 45%
[IN PAID WORK] The restrictions will have a negative effect on my work 41% 43% 40% 41% 41% 44% 44% 30%
Base (n) 499 238 261 149 154 196 388 111

 

  • Victorians over 55 are more likely to agree that they have a good understanding of the restrictions (89%) and the restrictions are appropriate (74%), than those aged 18-34 years old (64% and 57%).
  • 18-34 year olds are least likely to agree that state & federal governments are doing enough to help people and businesses that are negatively affected by the restrictions (39%).
  • Melbourne residents are more likely than non-Melbourne residents to agree that the restrictions will have a negative effect on my work (44%, compared to 30%).

VIC: Support for Victorian restrictions

Aug 11, 2020

Q. How strongly do you support or oppose the following restrictions currently in place in Melbourne?

VICTORIA ONLY TOTAL: Support TOTAL: Oppose Strongly support Somewhat support Neither support nor oppose Somewhat oppose Strongly oppose
Impose curfew between 8pm & 5am 72% 12% 51% 21% 15% 6% 6%
Allow only 1 person at a time per household to leave and buy groceries 71% 16% 47% 26% 13% 8% 8%
Require most shops close, and restrict the operations of many other businesses 70% 15% 42% 28% 15% 7% 8%
Ban people from travelling more than 5km from their house 70% 15% 47% 23% 15% 7% 8%

 

VICTORIA ONLY AND NET: SUPPORT   Gender Age group Location
Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Impose curfew between 8pm & 5am 72% 71% 74% 60% 73% 82% 72% 74%
Allow only 1 person at a time per household to leave and buy groceries 71% 70% 72% 61% 73% 77% 69% 78%
Require most shops close, and restrict the operations of many other businesses 70% 68% 72% 62% 72% 76% 70% 71%
Ban people from travelling more than 5km from their house 70% 69% 72% 59% 75% 75% 68% 78%
Base (n) 499 238 261 149 154 196 388 111

 

  • Victorians overwhelmingly support all the current restrictions – and support is strongest among those over 55 years old.

VIC: View on hotel quarantine outbreak

Aug 11, 2020

Q. Information released by health authorities suggests that Victoria’s Covid-19 outbreak started with breaches in hotel quarantine. Which of the following is closer to your view…?

VICTORIA ONLY   Gender Age group Location
Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
This is mostly about individuals being irresponsible, and the focus should be on forcing them to be more responsible 56% 52% 61% 62% 63% 46% 55% 62%
This is mostly about failures in the system, with jobs in the security industry being insecure and workers not being given enough training 44% 48% 39% 38% 37% 54% 45% 38%
Base (n) 499 238 261 149 154 196 388 111

 

  • More than half of Victorians believe the breaches in quarantine are mostly about individuals being irresponsible (56%) than failures in the system (44%).
  • Women (61%) and 18-34 year olds (62%) are more likely to think this is about individuals, while men (48%) and those over 55 (54%) believe this is a systemic issue.

Federal Voting Intention

Jul 28, 2020

Q. If a Federal election was held tomorrow, to which party would you give your first preference vote in the House of Representatives (Lower House)?

[If don’t know] Well which party are you currently leaning towards?

  This week

27/07

Two weeks ago

13/07

29/06 22/06 15/06 08/06
Liberal / Liberal Nationals / Country Liberals 36% 35% 36% 37% 36% 37%
Nationals 2% 3% 3% 2% 3% 3%
Total: Coalition 38% 37% 39% 39% 38% 40%
Labor 35% 34% 33% 33% 35% 33%
Greens 9% 10% 9% 10% 9% 9%
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 4%
Other/Independent 6% 6% 6% 6% 7% 6%
Undecided 8% 9% 8% 7% 7% 8%
             
2 Party Preferred (2PP+)            
TOTAL: Coalition 45% 45% 47% 48% 47% 47%
Labor 47% 46% 45% 46% 47% 45%
Undecided 8% 9% 8% 7% 7% 8%

 

Coronavirus concerns

Jul 28, 2020

Q. To what extent are you concerned about the threat of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Australia?

  27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very concerned 43% 36% 25% 28% 27% 32% 30% 33% 34% 32% 39%
Quite concerned 44% 48% 50% 45% 48% 49% 49% 47% 49% 46% 44%
Not that concerned 9% 12% 21% 23% 21% 15% 16% 16% 14% 18% 13%
Not at all concerned 4% 3% 4% 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 3%
Base (n) 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very concerned 43% 48% 47% 36% 40% 38%
Quite concerned 44% 43% 43% 47% 46% 48%
Not that concerned 9% 7% 7% 10% 11% 9%
Not at all concerned 4% 2% 3% 7% 3% 6%
Base (n) 1,058 352 239 220 88 110

 

  • Concern about Covid-19 has increased again – two weeks ago 36% of participants were very concerned about the threat of Covid-19 which has increased to 43%.
  • Concern is highest in New South Wales (48% are very concerned) and Victoria (47%), while states where Covid-19 cases aren’t increasing are less concerned (36% very concerned, QLD; 40% SA, 38% WA).

State Government response to Covid-19

Jul 28, 2020

Q. How would you rate your state government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

All States 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very poor 7% 7% 5% 4% 4% 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4%
Quite poor 11% 11% 8% 8% 7% 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 18% 18% 17% 17% 17% 20% 17% 17% 16% 18% 17%
Quite good 36% 36% 41% 38% 39% 38% 38% 39% 39% 38% 41%
Very good 28% 28% 28% 33% 32% 30% 35% 33% 34% 31% 30%
TOTAL: Poor 18% 17% 13% 12% 11% 12% 11% 11% 12% 12% 13%
TOTAL: Good 65% 64% 69% 71% 71% 68% 73% 72% 73% 70% 70%
Base (n) 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054

 

TOTAL: Good 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
NSW 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62% 65% 70% 70% 68% 63%
VIC 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71% 72% 77%
QLD 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69% 74% 66% 70% 65% 67%
SA 76% 79% 79% 76% 79% 70% 84% 80% 78% 76% 77%
WA 82% 77% 75% 77% 84% 79% 83% 86% 83% 79% 76%

 

VICTORIA ONLY 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very poor 13% 14% 8% 6% 6% 4% 3% 3% 4% 3% 3%
Quite poor 17% 12% 5% 5% 6% 7% 9% 10% 11% 8% 6%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 25% 22% 13% 16% 17% 16% 15% 15% 17% 14%
Quite good 34% 32% 38% 39% 38% 39% 37% 38% 34% 32% 40%
Very good 19% 17% 26% 36% 34% 33% 36% 33% 37% 40% 37%
TOTAL: Poor 30% 26% 13% 11% 12% 11% 11% 14% 14% 11% 9%
TOTAL: Good 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71% 72% 77%
Base (n) 239 281 261 275 275 275 275 267 275 275 272

 

  • Victoria’s rating of their State Government’s performance is still well below their results in June and is steady during the last fortnight (53%).
  • South Australia (76%) and Western Australia (82%) have the highest state government ratings for handling the crisis.

Government response to Covid-19

Jul 28, 2020

Q. Overall, how would you rate the Government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

  27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very poor 6% 6% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4%
Quite poor 11% 10% 8% 8% 8% 7% 6% 7% 9% 9% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 20% 20% 17% 16% 18% 20% 16% 17% 16% 20% 17%
Quite good 40% 40% 43% 42% 40% 39% 43% 41% 39% 38% 44%
Very good 24% 24% 27% 30% 30% 28% 30% 32% 32% 28% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 16% 16% 12% 11% 12% 12% 11% 11% 13% 14% 13%
TOTAL: Good 64% 64% 71% 72% 70% 68% 73% 73% 71% 66% 70%
Base (n) 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054

 

  • Participants’ rating of the Federal Government’s handling of the crisis is stable from last fortnight, with 64% rating the response as good (either very or quite good).
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