Federal government response to Covid-19

Apr 13, 2021

Q. Overall, how would you rate the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

  12/04 15/03 01/03 15/02 01/02 30/11 16/11 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08
Very poor 7% 5% 6% 5% 4% 6% 5% 5% 5% 5% 8% 6% 7%
Quite poor 10% 7% 8% 7% 11% 8% 9% 10% 12% 13% 12% 11% 8%
Neither good nor poor 21% 18% 24% 19% 19% 19% 18% 24% 22% 21% 22% 22% 21%
Quite good 40% 39% 39% 42% 42% 41% 41% 39% 39% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Very good 22% 31% 23% 27% 25% 26% 26% 22% 21% 21% 18% 22% 24%
TOTAL: Poor 17% 12% 14% 12% 14% 13% 15% 15% 18% 18% 19% 17% 16%
TOTAL: Good 62% 70% 62% 69% 67% 67% 67% 61% 60% 61% 59% 61% 63%
Base (n) 1,368 1,124 1,074 1,109 1,092 1,034 1,010 1,063 1,066 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010
  • Rating of the federal government’s handling of Covid-19 has dropped back down to 62% (from 70% mid-March). This is consistent with levels at the start of March.

Federal government response to Covid-19

Mar 16, 2021

Q. Overall, how would you rate the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

  15/03 01/03 15/02 01/02 30/11 16/11 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07
Very poor 5% 6% 5% 4% 6% 5% 5% 5% 5% 8% 6% 7% 6%
Quite poor 7% 8% 7% 11% 8% 9% 10% 12% 13% 12% 11% 8% 11%
Neither good nor poor 18% 24% 19% 19% 19% 18% 24% 22% 21% 22% 22% 21% 20%
Quite good 39% 39% 42% 42% 41% 41% 39% 39% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Very good 31% 23% 27% 25% 26% 26% 22% 21% 21% 18% 22% 24% 24%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 14% 12% 14% 13% 15% 15% 18% 18% 19% 17% 16% 16%
TOTAL: Good 70% 62% 69% 67% 67% 67% 61% 60% 61% 59% 61% 63% 64%
Base (n) 1,124 1,074 1,109 1,092 1,034 1,010 1,063 1,066 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058
  • Rating of the federal government’s handling of Covid-19 has bounced back up to 70%, the highest rating seen in the last six months.
  • This result is driven by the increase within Victoria (65% rating quite or very good, up from 51% earlier in the month).

Federal government response to Covid-19

Feb 2, 2021

Q. Overall, how would you rate the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

  01/02 30/11 16/11 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06
Very poor 4% 6% 5% 5% 5% 5% 8% 6% 7% 6% 6% 4%
Quite poor 11% 8% 9% 10% 12% 13% 12% 11% 8% 11% 10% 8%
Neither good nor poor 19% 19% 18% 24% 22% 21% 22% 22% 21% 20% 20% 17%
Quite good 42% 41% 41% 39% 39% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 43%
Very good 25% 26% 26% 22% 21% 21% 18% 22% 24% 24% 24% 27%
TOTAL: Poor 14% 13% 15% 15% 18% 18% 19% 17% 16% 16% 16% 12%
TOTAL: Good 67% 67% 67% 61% 60% 61% 59% 61% 63% 64% 64% 71%
Base (n) 1,092 1,034 1,010 1,063 1,066 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079
  • Rating of the federal government’s handling of Covid-19 is stable at 67% from the last time this was measured in Nov’20, with 67% rating the handling of the pandemic very or quite good.

Federal Government response to Covid-19

Dec 1, 2020

Q. Overall, how would you rate the Federal Government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

  30/11 16/11 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06
Very poor 6% 5% 5% 5% 5% 8% 6% 7% 6% 6% 4% 3%
Quite poor 8% 9% 10% 12% 13% 12% 11% 8% 11% 10% 8% 8%
Neither good nor poor 19% 18% 24% 22% 21% 22% 22% 21% 20% 20% 17% 16%
Quite good 41% 41% 39% 39% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 43% 42%
Very good 26% 26% 22% 21% 21% 18% 22% 24% 24% 24% 27% 30%
TOTAL: Poor 13% 15% 15% 18% 18% 19% 17% 16% 16% 16% 12% 11%
TOTAL: Good 67% 67% 61% 60% 61% 59% 61% 63% 64% 64% 71% 72%
Base (n) 1,034 1,010 1,063 1,066 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087
  • Rating of the Federal Government’s handling of Covid-19 is stable at 67% rating it very or quite good (up from 61% earlier in the month).

Federal Government response to Covid-19

Nov 17, 2020

Q. Overall, how would you rate the Federal Government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

  16/11 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06
Very poor 5% 5% 5% 5% 8% 6% 7% 6% 6% 4% 3% 4%
Quite poor 9% 10% 12% 13% 12% 11% 8% 11% 10% 8% 8% 8%
Neither good, nor poor 18% 24% 22% 21% 22% 22% 21% 20% 20% 17% 16% 18%
Quite good 41% 39% 39% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 43% 42% 40%
Very good 26% 22% 21% 21% 18% 22% 24% 24% 24% 27% 30% 30%
TOTAL: Poor 15% 15% 18% 18% 19% 17% 16% 16% 16% 12% 11% 12%
TOTAL: Good 67% 61% 60% 61% 59% 61% 63% 64% 64% 71% 72% 70%
Base (n) 1,010 1,063 1,066 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073
  • Rating of the Federal Government’s handling of Covid-19 has improved, with 67% rating it very or quite good (up from 61% earlier in the month).

Federal government response to Covid-19

Sep 22, 2020

Q. Overall, how would you rate the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

  21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05
Very poor 5% 8% 6% 7% 6% 6% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4%
Quite poor 13% 12% 11% 8% 11% 10% 8% 8% 8% 7% 6%
Neither good, nor poor 21% 22% 22% 21% 20% 20% 17% 16% 18% 20% 16%
Quite good 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 43% 42% 40% 39% 43%
Very good 21% 18% 22% 24% 24% 24% 27% 30% 30% 28% 30%
TOTAL: Poor 18% 19% 17% 16% 16% 16% 12% 11% 12% 12% 11%
TOTAL: Good 61% 59% 61% 63% 64% 64% 71% 72% 70% 68% 73%
Base (n) 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087
  • Rating of the Federal Government’s handling of Covid-19 stays steady at 61% rating it very or quite good (59% earlier in the month).

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