Essential Report

State government response to Covid-19

Jul 20, 2021

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

TOTAL: Good 19/07 05/07 07/06 24/05 12/04 15/03 01/03 15/02 01/02 30/11 16/11 02/11 05/10
NSW 54% 57% 69% 68% 73% 75% 72% 72% 71% 76% 75% 68% 65%
VIC 49% 50% 48% 63% 58% 62% 49% 59% 61% 60% 59% 55% 45%
QLD 62% 61% 65% 68% 72% 75% 73% 76% 78% 72% 71% 69% 69%
SA 68% 67% 67% 71% 75% 85% 78% 79% 80% 70% 76% 77% 81%
WA 77% 86% 75% 77% 84% 91% 85% 88% 80% 83% 82% 81% 83%
  • Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown in NSW, positive rating of the state government’s response to Covid-19 continues to drop, now at 54% from 57% earlier this month and 69% in June.
  • With the current outbreak and lockdown in VIC, rating of the state government remains the lowest of all states at 49%, a similar level to earlier this month and last month (50% and 48% respectively).
  • While still the highest rating among all states, rating of the WA government has dropped to 77% from 86% earlier this month. This is similar to the level in June (75%).
  • Rating of the QLD and SA governments’ handling of Covid-19 remains high at 62% and 68% respectively (65% and 67% last month).

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