Essential Report

State government response to Covid-19

Aug 17, 2021

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

TOTAL: Good 16/08 02/08 19/07 05/07 07/06 24/05 12/04 15/03 01/03 15/02 01/02 30/11 16/11
NSW 42% 47% 54% 57% 69% 68% 73% 75% 72% 72% 71% 76% 75%
VIC 56% 54% 49% 50% 48% 63% 58% 62% 49% 59% 61% 60% 59%
QLD 66% 60% 62% 61% 65% 68% 72% 75% 73% 76% 78% 72% 71%
SA 68% 73% 68% 67% 67% 71% 75% 85% 78% 79% 80% 70% 76%
WA 87% 82% 77% 86% 75% 77% 84% 91% 85% 88% 80% 83% 82%
  • Amid 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 42% from 47% earlier this month.
  • Positive rating of the state government in Victoria is at a consistent level with earlier this month (now at 56%, 54% earlier this month), and has improved compared to this time last month (49%).
  • Positive rating of the WA government’s handling of Covid-19 has increased to 82%, an improvement from a month ago (77%).

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