Essential Report

Performance of State Premiers

Oct 26, 2021

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job <NAME> is doing as State Premier?

[Only asked in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA]

TOTAL: Approve 25/10/21 16/11/20 02/11/20 19/10/20
[Prior to Oct’21] Gladys Berejiklian

[Oct’21 onwards] Dominic Perrottet

NSW

47% 75% 68% 67%
Daniel Andrews

VIC

52% 65% 61% 54%
Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

66% 65% 65% 62%
Steven Marshall

SA

61% 60% 71% 51%
Mark McGowan

WA

82% 87% 78% 84%
Base (n) 1,781 1,036 1,063 1,082
  • Approval of Dominic Perrottet among those in NSW is at 47%, however as he has just been in the job for a short period of time, there is a large number who are as yet unsure of him (25%). Last October, approval of Gladys Berejiklian was at 67%.
  • Approval of Daniel Andrews among Victorians is at 52%, around the same level as last October (54%) but a drop from the level last November (65%).
  • Approval of Steven Marshall among South Australians remains at 61%, around the same level as last November (60%).
  • Approval of Annastacia Palaszczuk among Queenslanders and Mark McGowan among Western Australians remain at similar levels as last October at 66% and 82% respectively.
 

 

Dominic Perrottet NSW Daniel Andrews

VIC

Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

Steven Marshall

SA

Mark McGowan

WA

Strongly approve 9% 20% 26% 15% 46%
Approve 38% 32% 40% 46% 36%
Disapprove 17% 16% 12% 18% 8%
Strongly disapprove 11% 24% 15% 8% 5%
Don’t know 25% 9% 7% 13% 5%
TOTAL: Approve 47% 52% 66% 61% 82%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 40% 27% 27% 13%
Base (n) 352 275 217 443 441
  • Nearly half (46%) of Western Australians strongly approve of the job Mark McGowan is doing as State Premier.
  • About a quarter (26%) of Queenslanders strongly approve of the job Annastacia Palaszczuk is doing as State Premier.
  • While 20% of Victorians strongly approve of the job Daniel Andrews is doing as State Premier, about a quarter (24%) strongly disapprove.
  • A quarter (25%) of those in NSW are unsure about the job newly appointed State Premier Dominic Perrottet is doing.

Resignation of Berejiklian and need for ICAC

Oct 12, 2021

Q. Thinking about Gladys Berejiklian’s resignation as NSW Premier, which is closer to your view?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Gladys Berejiklian’s resignation as NSW Premier makes me more supportive of an independent federal anti-corruption body 47% 54% 40% 46% 44% 50% 59% 41% 56% 46%
Gladys Berejiklian’s resignation as NSW Premier makes me less supportive of an independent federal anti-corruption body 21% 21% 21% 25% 21% 18% 16% 31% 14% 26%
Unsure 32% 25% 39% 29% 35% 32% 25% 28% 30% 28%
Base (n) 1,097 540 557 342 366 389 362 414 94 138
  • Overall, the resignation of Gladys Berejiklian has strengthened the support for a federal ICAC. 47% say they are now more supportive, with 21% less supportive and 32% unsure.
  Total State
  NSW All other states
Gladys Berejiklian’s resignation as NSW Premier makes me more supportive of an independent federal anti-corruption body 47% 48% 45%
Gladys Berejiklian’s resignation as NSW Premier makes me less supportive of an independent federal anti-corruption body 21% 29% 16%
Unsure 32% 23% 38%
Base (n) 1,097 352 691
  • While greater support for a federal ICAC due to Berejiklian’s resignation is consistent between NSW and other states (48% to 45%), opposition is higher in NSW (29% to 16%).

Leadership during bushfires

Jan 14, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Scott Morrison/Gladys Berejiklian/Daniel Andrews’s handling of the bushfire crisis?

  NET: Approve NET: Disapprove Strongly approve Approve Disapprove Strongly disapprove Don’t know
Scott Morrison

(Asked in all states, n=1,081)

32% 57% 8% 24% 21% 36% 11%
Gladys Berejiklian

(Asked in NSW only, n=333)

55% 22% 14% 43% 14% 9% 22%
Daniel Andrews

(Asked in VIC only, n=275)

58% 20% 14% 44% 13% 7% 22%

 

NET: APPROVE Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition NET: Other
Scott Morrison

(Asked in all states,  n=1,081)

32% 11% 64% 23%
Gladys Berejiklian

(Asked in NSW only, n=333)

55% 54% 71% 40%
Daniel Andrews

(Asked in VIC only, n=333)

58% 67% 63% 37%
  • Around a third (32%) of people approve of Scott Morrison’s handing of the current bushfires crisis, with just 8% strongly approving of his performance. 36% strongly disapprove of his performance.
  • Comparatively, state premiers Berejiklian and Andrews have performed well, with over half of people in each state approving of their handling of the crisis (55% in NSW and 58% in Victoria).
  • The majority of Scott Morrison’s approval is coming from within his own supporter base, with 64% of intended Coalition voters approving of his performance during the crisis. Just 11% of Labor voters and 23% of those voting for another party approve of his performance.

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