Statements about horse racing

Nov 3, 2020

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about horse racing?

TOTAL: Agree TOTAL: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
The Melbourne Cup is a unique part of Australia’s national identity 74% 19% 35% 39% 11% 9% 7%
I have become less interested in the Melbourne Cup because of my concerns about animal cruelty 47% 45% 22% 24% 24% 21% 8%
I have become less interested in the Melbourne Cup over recent years because of my concerns with gambling 37% 54% 15% 22% 26% 29% 9%

 

TOTAL: Agree Nov’20 Oct’19 Nov’18 Difference
The Melbourne Cup is a unique part of Australia’s national identity 74% 78% -4
I have become less interested in the Melbourne Cup because of my concerns about animal cruelty 47% 44% 29% +3
I have become less interested in the Melbourne Cup over recent years because of my concerns with gambling 37% 34% 26% +3
Base (n) 1,063 1,033 1,028
  • The Melbourne Cup has a strong place in the Australian consciousness, with 74% agreeing that the race is a unique part of Australia’s national identity.
  • Just under half of people (47%) agree that they have become less interested in the Melbourne Cup because of concerns about animal cruelty and 37% have become less interested in the Melbourne Cup over recent years because of concerns with gambling.

US Presidential Nominee Favourability

Nov 3, 2020

Q. How favourable or unfavourable do you feel towards each of the US Presidential nominees?

TOTAL: Favourable TOTAL: Unfavourable Very favourable Somewhat favourable Somewhat unfavourable Very unfavourable Unsure Never heard of them
Donald Trump 28% 61% 13% 14% 14% 47% 10% 1%
Joe Biden 43% 37% 13% 30% 17% 20% 18% 3%

 

TOTAL: Favourable Total Federal Voting Intention   Gender
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other   Male Female
Donald Trump 28% 22% 39% 16% 31%   36% 20%
Joe Biden 43% 49% 45% 58% 29%   47% 40%
Base (n) 1,063 352 431 85 100   530 533
  • Joe Biden is viewed more favourably by Australians ahead of the Presidential election this week. 43% say they feel favourable to the Democrat nominee, compared to 28% who feel favourable to Republican Donald Trump.
  • Men have a higher favourability towards Donald Trump than women (36% to 20%). Coalition voters are more likely to be favourable to Trump than Labor or Greens voters (39% to 22% and 16% respectively).

Preferred US Presidential Election Winner

Nov 3, 2020

Q. Thinking about the 2020 US presidential election, which candidate do you want to win?

  Total Federal Voting Intention   Gender
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other   Male Female
Donald Trump 26% 20% 38% 10% 25%   33% 19%
Joe Biden 51% 60% 44% 72% 37%   49% 52%
Unsure 24% 20% 18% 18% 39%   18% 29%
Base (n) 1,063 352 431 85 100   530 533
  • Joe Biden would be the preferred winner of the Presidential election, with 51% selecting him over the 26% preferring Donald Trump.
  • Joe Biden has the majority of preferences among Labor voters (60%), Greens voters (72%) and women (52%).

US Presidential Nominee Attributes

Nov 3, 2020

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Democratic American Presidential nominee?

Donald Trump Joe Biden Difference
Aggressive 72% 15% +57
Arrogant 73% 18% +55
Intolerant 63% 19% +44
Erratic 67% 23% +44
Narrow-minded 62% 22% +42
More dishonest than other politicians 54% 21% +33
Out of touch with ordinary people 60% 28% +32
Visionary 29% 34% -5
Hard-working 37% 48% -11
Good in a crisis 22% 33% -11
A capable leader 29% 41% -12
Intelligent 36% 50% -14
Someone who will strengthen the US relationship with Australia 27% 42% -15
Understands the problems facing America 32% 51% -19
  • Donald Trump is seen to be aggressive (72% describing the president as this), arrogant (73%) and erratic (67%).
  • Joe Biden is more likely than his opponent to be seen as understanding the problems facing America (51%), intelligent (50%) and hard-working (48%).
  • 42% of people think Joe Biden is someone who will strengthen the US relationship with Australia, compared to 27% who think Donald Trump would do the same during a second term as president.

US Relations Statements

Nov 3, 2020

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about relations with the USA?

TOTAL: Agree TOTAL: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
It is important for the Prime Minister to have a good relationship with the US President, whoever they might be, for the good of the nation 72% 18% 36% 36% 12% 6% 10%
The Trump Presidency has diminished the USA’s reputation 65% 21% 43% 23% 13% 8% 14%
The US is less relevant to Australia’s interests than it has been in the past 54% 31% 19% 35% 22% 9% 15%
The Trump Presidency has been good for Australia 32% 48% 13% 19% 21% 27% 20%
  • Regardless of the result on Tuesday, almost three-quarters of people agree that it is important for the Prime Minister to have a good relationship with the US President, whoever they might be, for the good of the nation (72%).
  • 65% agree that the Trump Presidency has diminished the USA’s reputation and just 32% agree that the Trump Presidency has been good for Australia.

Federal Voting Intention

Oct 20, 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?

Q       This week

19/10

Last week

12/10

Two weeks ago

05/10

21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08
Liberal / Liberal Nationals / Country Liberals 36% 38% 37% 38% 35% 36% 36%
Nationals 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 3% 2%
Total: Coalition 39% 40% 39% 41% 38% 39% 38%
Labor 35% 33% 34% 31% 32% 35% 34%
Greens 9% 9% 9% 10% 10% 9% 9%
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 3% 3% 5% 4% 3% 4% 4%
Other/Independent 7% 5% 6% 5% 9% 6% 5%
Undecided 8% 9% 7% 9% 8% 7% 10%
               
2 Party Preferred (2PP+)              
TOTAL: Coalition 48% 47% 47% 49% 45% 47% 46%
Labor 45% 44% 46% 42% 47% 45% 44%
Undecided 8% 9% 7% 9% 8% 7% 10%

 

Performance of Scott Morrison

Oct 20, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Scott Morrison is doing as Prime Minister?

Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19
TOTAL: Approve 63% 64% 66% 63% 65% 64% 59% 41% 39% 40% 45% 45%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 28% 23% 27% 26% 27% 31% 49% 52% 52% 43% 41%
Don’t know 10% 8% 11% 10% 8% 9% 10% 10% 9% 8% 13% 13%
Base (n) 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 23% 10% 43% 13% 20%
Approve 40% 35% 46% 41% 39%
Disapprove 15% 24% 6% 13% 21%
Strongly disapprove 12% 24% 2% 21% 13%
Don’t know 10% 7% 3% 12% 7%
TOTAL: Approve 63% 45% 89% 54% 58%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 48% 8% 34% 35%
Base (n) 1,082 352 421 84 123
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is consistent with last month, now at 63% compared to 64% in September.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister among is at 89% among Coalition supporters and just under half among Labor voters (45%). More Greens and independent/other party voters approve of the Prime Minister, than disapprove.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Oct 20, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Anthony Albanese is doing as Opposition Leader?

Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19
TOTAL: Approve 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34%
Don’t know 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29%
Base (n) 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 10% 15% 7% 16% 11%
Approve 33% 50% 27% 27% 30%
Disapprove 20% 12% 30% 16% 19%
Strongly disapprove 10% 1% 18% 4% 19%
Don’t know 27% 21% 18% 36% 20%
TOTAL: Approve 44% 65% 34% 43% 41%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 13% 47% 21% 38%
Base (n) 1,082 352 421 84 123
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating remains consistent for the fourth consecutive month at 44%.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters is steady at 65% following the decline from 70% to 62% between July and August. The proportion of Labor voters who strongly approve of his performance remains at 15%.
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