Ministerial Conduct

Jan 29, 2020

Q. Over the past few weeks the Opposition has been raising concern about the conduct of Deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie.

It is claimed she allocated $100million to sporting organisations in marginal seats to favour the Coalition in the 2019 Federal election.

Which of the following best describes your perspective on the issue?

Jan’20 Dec’19

Following Angus Taylor

and Sydney Lord Mayor

The Prime Minister should have stood the Minister down from Cabinet 51% 35%
The Prime Minster was right not to stand the Minister down from Cabinet 15% 17%
I have not been following the issue 34% 48%
Base (n) 1,080 1,035

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
The Prime Minister should have stood the Minister down from Cabinet 51% 67% 41% 51% 51%
The Prime Minster was right not to stand the Minister down from Cabinet 15% 7% 27% 10% 15%
I have not been following the issue 34% 27% 32% 40% 34%
Base (n) 1,080 351 342 110 156
  •  One-third (34%) of participants have not been following the issue of Bridget McKenzie and the allocation of Sports grants.
  • Half of participants believe the Prime Minister should have stood the Minister down from cabinet over the issue (51%), while just 15% believe Scott Morrison was correct to support his colleague.
  • Coalition voters are least likely to say that the PM should have stood the Minister down (41%).

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