Essential Report

State government response to Covid-19

Jun 8, 2021

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

TOTAL: Good 07/06 24/05 12/04 15/03 01/03 15/02 01/02 30/11 16/11 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09
NSW 69% 68% 73% 75% 72% 72% 71% 76% 75% 68% 65% 67% 57%
VIC 48% 63% 58% 62% 49% 59% 61% 60% 59% 55% 45% 47% 50%
QLD 65% 68% 72% 75% 73% 76% 78% 72% 71% 69% 69% 68% 66%
SA 67% 71% 75% 85% 78% 79% 80% 70% 76% 77% 81% 81% 74%
WA 75% 77% 84% 91% 85% 88% 80% 83% 82% 81% 83% 84% 87%
  • Positive rating of state governments’ response to the Covid-19 outbreak has decreased in all states except for NSW where it is consistent with last month’s rating.
  • With the ongoing resurgence of Covid-19 cases and the lockdown in Victoria, positive rating of the Victorian government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak has dropped to 48% (down 15 percentage points from 63% in May) – this is the lowest rating since last October; Disapproval of the Victorian government’s response to Covid-19 has increased to 32% (from 20% last month) among Victorians.
  • Positive ratings of the SA and QLD governments have dipped to 67% and 65% respectively (from 71% and 68% in May).
  • At 75%, positive rating of the WA government remains the highest of all states. Despite this, it has decreased to 75% from a high of 91% in March this year.

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