Essential Report

State government response to Covid-19

May 25, 2021

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

TOTAL: Good 24/03 12/04 15/03 01/03 15/02 01/02 30/11 16/11 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08
NSW 68% 73% 75% 72% 72% 71% 76% 75% 68% 65% 67% 57% 59%
VIC 63% 58% 62% 49% 59% 61% 60% 59% 55% 45% 47% 50% 47%
QLD 68% 72% 75% 73% 76% 78% 72% 71% 69% 69% 68% 66% 73%
SA 71% 75% 85% 78% 79% 80% 70% 76% 77% 81% 81% 74% 65%
WA 77% 84% 91% 85% 88% 80% 83% 82% 81% 83% 84% 87% 84%
  • Positive rating of state governments’ response to the Covid-19 outbreak has decreased in all states except for Victoria since last month.
  • The rating of the VIC government has risen to 63% (from 58% last month). This is the highest rating since June last year.
  • While still high, positive rating of the WA and SA governments has decreased to 77% and 71% respectively (from 84% and 75% last month).
  • Positive rating of the NSW and QLD governments has also decreased to 68% respectively (from 73% and 72% last month).

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