Essential Report

State government response to Covid-19

Aug 31, 2021

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

TOTAL: Good 30/08 16/08 02/08 19/07 05/07 07/06 24/05 12/04 15/03 01/03 15/02 01/02 30/11
NSW 40% 42% 47% 54% 57% 69% 68% 73% 75% 72% 72% 71% 76%
VIC 44% 56% 54% 49% 50% 48% 63% 58% 62% 49% 59% 61% 60%
QLD 67% 66% 60% 62% 61% 65% 68% 72% 75% 73% 76% 78% 72%
SA 76% 68% 73% 68% 67% 67% 71% 75% 85% 78% 79% 80% 70%
WA 78% 87% 82% 77% 86% 75% 77% 84% 91% 85% 88% 80% 83%
  • 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 40% from 47% earlier this month.
  • Positive rating of the state government in Victoria has dropped by 12 percentage points to 44%, from 56% mid-August.
  • Although it remains the highest of all states, positive rating of the WA government’s handling of Covid-19 has decreased 9 percentage points to 78% from 87% mid-August.
  • Positive rating of the SA government has increased by 8% in the past two weeks to 76%, the best rating since March.

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