Essential Report

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.

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