US election statements

Nov 17, 2020

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the recent US election?

TOTAL: Agree TOTAL: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
The Biden Presidency will be good for Australia 59% 14% 24% 34% 7% 7% 27%
The Biden Presidency should improve the USA’s reputation 71% 15% 38% 33% 8% 7% 14%
The main reason Donald Trump lost the election is that many people voted illegally 21% 62% 11% 10% 12% 50% 17%

 

TOTAL: Agree Federal Voting Intention   Gender
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other   Male Female
The Biden Presidency will be good for Australia 65% 61% 69% 47%   62% 55%
The Biden Presidency should improve the USA’s reputation 76% 72% 86% 62%   72% 70%
The main reason Donald Trump lost the election is that many people voted illegally 18% 26% 17% 31%   27% 16%
Base (n) 323 404 80 122   479 531
  • Most people think the Biden presidency will be good for Australia (59%) and it will restore the Reputation of the USA (71%).
  • Trump’s widely disputed allegations of voter fraud are not accepted in Australia, with just 11% strongly agreeing that the main reason Donald Trump lost the election is that many people voted illegally, and 10% somewhat agreeing.

Federal government response to Covid-19

Nov 3, 2020

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

  02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06
Very poor 5% 5% 5% 8% 6% 7% 6% 6% 4% 3% 4% 5%
Quite poor 10% 12% 13% 12% 11% 8% 11% 10% 8% 8% 8% 7%
Neither good, nor poor 24% 22% 21% 22% 22% 21% 20% 20% 17% 16% 18% 20%
Quite good 39% 39% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 43% 42% 40% 39%
Very good 22% 21% 21% 18% 22% 24% 24% 24% 27% 30% 30% 28%
TOTAL: Poor 15% 18% 18% 19% 17% 16% 16% 16% 12% 11% 12% 12%
TOTAL: Good 61% 60% 61% 59% 61% 63% 64% 64% 71% 72% 70% 68%
Base (n) 1,063 1,066 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059
  • Rating of the Federal Government’s handling of Covid-19 stays steady at 61% rating it very or quite good (60% last month).

State government response to Covid-19

Nov 3, 2020

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

TOTAL: Good 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06
NSW 68% 65% 67% 57% 59% 61% 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62%
VIC 55% 45% 47% 50% 47% 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71%
QLD 69% 69% 68% 66% 73% 68% 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69%
SA 77% 81% 81% 74% 65% 72% 76% 79% 79% 76% 79% 70%
WA 81% 83% 84% 87% 84% 86% 82% 77% 75% 77% 84% 79%
  • Positive rating of the NSW Government has increased again this week, now at 68%, up from 57% in September and to high ratings seen in June.
  • Following the easing of lockdown restrictions and low numbers of new community transmissions, positive ratings in Victoria have increased 10%pts from 45% last month to 55%. This is the highest ratings have been in Victoria since June.

Performance of State Premiers

Nov 3, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job <NAME> is doing as State Premier?

[Only asked in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA]

 

 

Gladys Berejiklian

NSW

Daniel Andrews

VIC

Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

Mark McGowan

WA

Strongly approve 28% 29% 28% 45%
Approve 40% 31% 37% 33%
Disapprove 13% 15% 16% 6%
Strongly disapprove 8% 18% 8% 7%
Don’t know 11% 6% 11% 10%
TOTAL: Approve 68% 61% 65% 78%
TOTAL: Disapprove 21% 33% 24% 12%
Base (n) 345 275 209 102

 

RESULTS FROM 19/10/20

 

Gladys Berejiklian

NSW

Daniel Andrews

VIC

Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

Mark McGowan

WA

Strongly approve 27% 25% 23% 53%
Approve 41% 29% 39% 31%
Disapprove 14% 16% 12% 6%
Strongly disapprove 9% 24% 15% 1%
Don’t know 11% 6% 10% 10%
TOTAL: Approve 67% 54% 62% 84%
TOTAL: Disapprove 22% 40% 28% 7%
Base (n) 352 274 217 105
  • In NSW, Gladys Berejiklian has maintained her approval ratings over the past two weeks with 68% approval (67% earlier in October).
  • After the easing of lockdown restrictions, Daniel Andrews has seen his approval rating increase from 54% to 61%. He still has the highest disapproval of State premiers however (33%), but lower than 40% disapproval earlier in the month.
  • On the eve of her Queensland election victory, Annastacia Palaszczuk had 65% approval.

Federal ICAC

Nov 3, 2020

Q. To what extent would you support or oppose the establishment of an independent federal corruption body to monitor the behaviour of our politicians and public servants?

  Nov’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Sep’18
Strongly support 45% 49% 42% 46%
Support 36% 31% 33% 36%
Oppose 5% 5% 7% 4%
Strongly oppose 1% 2% 2% 1%
Unsure 13% 13% 17% 14%
TOTAL: Support 81% 80% 75% 82%
TOTAL: Oppose 6% 7% 8% 5%
Base (n) 1,063 1,080 1,035 1,030

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly support 45% 50% 42% 49% 51%
Support 36% 32% 46% 28% 27%
Oppose 5% 4% 5% 7% 4%
Strongly oppose 1% 1% 1% 0% 5%
Unsure 13% 12% 6% 16% 14%
TOTAL: Support 81% 82% 88% 77% 78%
TOTAL: Oppose 6% 6% 6% 7% 9%
Base (n) 1,063 352 431 85 100
  • There is strong support for the establishment of an independent federal corruption body, 81% supporting this and just 6% opposing.
  • Support is consistent with earlier in the year, when 80% supported a federal ICAC.
  • There is majority support within voters of both major parties, 82% among Labor voters and 88% among Coalition.

Federal ICAC Timing

Nov 3, 2020

Q. Which of the following is closer to your view on Australia establishing an independent federal corruption body at this time?

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Now is not the time to set up a corruption watchdog as Australia needs to deal with the pandemic first. 40% 37% 43% 30% 41%
The amounts of money being spent by the government during the pandemic makes it more necessary that a corruption watchdog is set up right now. 60% 63% 57% 70% 59%
Base (n) 1,063 352 431 85 100
  • Most people think the establishment of a federal ICAC is needed now, with 60% saying “The amounts of money being spent by the government during the pandemic makes it more necessary that a corruption watchdog is set up right now”, with the remaining 40% believing “Now is not the time to set up a corruption watchdog as Australia needs to deal with the pandemic first.”

Interest in horse racing

Nov 3, 2020

Q. How would you describe your level of interest in horse racing?

  Total Age   Difference to previous years
  18-34 35-54 55+   Nov’19 Nov’18 Oct’11
High interest 12% 14% 15% 8%   9% 8% 6%
Moderate interest 16% 22% 19% 9%   22% 20% 16%
Low interest 24% 27% 23% 22%   24% 26% 33%
No interest 45% 32% 42% 60%   44% 44% 44%
Don’t know 3% 5% 1% 2%   1% 2% 1%
Base (n) 1,063 319 371 373   1,033 1,028 1,046
  • Just over one in 10 people say they have a high interest in horse racing (12%) while 45% have no interest. Interest in horse racing is consistent with previous years, with no significant shift in interest.
  • Older people are more likely than younger people aged 18-34 to have no interest in horse racing (60% among those aged 55+, to 32% of 18-34-year olds).

Betting activity and horse racing

Nov 3, 2020

Q. Which of the following best describes your regular betting activity?

  Total Age   Gender
  18-34 35-54 55+   Male Female
I regularly bet on horse races and will place a bet on the Melbourne Cup 16% 18% 20% 10%   25% 8%
I rarely bet on horse races but will watch the Melbourne Cup and place a bet 26% 28% 26% 23%   25% 26%
I will watch the Melbourne Cup but will not place a bet 26% 17% 26% 35%   25% 28%
I have never been interested in the Melbourne Cup and will not place a bet 32% 36% 28% 32%   26% 38%
Base (n) 1,063 319 371 373   530 533
  • Around a third of people are not interested in the Melbourne Cup and will not place a bet on Tuesday (32%). A quarter (26%) will place a bet on the race, despite rarely betting and the same number will watch the race without betting (26%). The remaining 16% say they regularly bet on horse races and will place a bet on the Melbourne Cup.
  • Men are more likely than women to bet regularly on horse racing (25% to 8%).
  • Despite having less interest in horse racing than other age groups, people aged over 55 are just as likely to watch the Melbourne Cup or place a bet on the race (68%).
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