Government response to Covid-19

Aug 25, 2020

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

  24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05
Very poor 6% 7% 6% 6% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4%
Quite poor 11% 8% 11% 10% 8% 8% 8% 7% 6% 7% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 22% 21% 20% 20% 17% 16% 18% 20% 16% 17% 16%
Quite good 40% 40% 40% 40% 43% 42% 40% 39% 43% 41% 39%
Very good 22% 24% 24% 24% 27% 30% 30% 28% 30% 32% 32%
TOTAL: Poor 17% 16% 16% 16% 12% 11% 12% 12% 11% 11% 13%
TOTAL: Good 61% 63% 64% 64% 71% 72% 70% 68% 73% 73% 71%
Base (n) 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067

 

  • Participants’ rating of the Federal Government’s handling of the crisis slips again this week, with 61% rating their response as very or quite good. This is progressively down from 72% positive rating in June.
  • Men are more likely than women to rate the Government’s performance as very poor or quite poor (21% to 13%).
  • Rating of the Government among Labor supporters has fallen from 69% rating their handling very or quite good in May to 55% this week. Positive rating among Coalition supporters remains high at 77%

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