Support for Mandatory Pre-commitment

Jan 23, 2012

Q. Do you support or oppose the mandatory pre-commitment proposal to address problem gambling which will require poker machine players to set limits on how much they can lose?

18 Apr 2011 12 Sept 2011 10 Oct 2011 Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total support 65% 67% 61% 62% 71% 53% 77%
Total oppose 21% 25% 30% 25% 17% 35% 15%
Strongly support 32% 34% 29% 27% 32% 21% 38%
Support 33% 33% 32% 35% 39% 32% 39%
Oppose 12% 13% 15% 16% 11% 22% 6%
Strongly oppose 9% 12% 15% 9% 6% 13% 9%
Don’t know 13% 9% 9% 14% 12% 12% 9%

62% of respondents said they support the proposal for mandatory pre-commitment for poker machines and 25% oppose. This represents a small drop in opposition since this issue was last polled in October 2011 – but a similar level of support.

A majority of all voter and demographic groups supported the proposal.

Support for the proposal in NSW was 52% with 34% opposed, in Queensland 54%/30% and in Victoria 71%/16%.

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