Government response to Covid-19

Sep 8, 2020

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

  07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05
Very poor 8% 6% 7% 6% 6% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 3%
Quite poor 12% 11% 8% 11% 10% 8% 8% 8% 7% 6% 7%
Neither good, nor poor 22% 22% 21% 20% 20% 17% 16% 18% 20% 16% 17%
Quite good 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 43% 42% 40% 39% 43% 41%
Very good 18% 22% 24% 24% 24% 27% 30% 30% 28% 30% 32%
TOTAL: Poor 19% 17% 16% 16% 16% 12% 11% 12% 12% 11% 11%
TOTAL: Good 59% 61% 63% 64% 64% 71% 72% 70% 68% 73% 73%
Base (n) 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073
  • Participants’ rating of the Federal Government’s handling of Covid-19 crisis slips for the fourth consecutive week. From a high of 73% positive rating in May, 59% now say the Government’s handling has been good.

State Government response to Covid-19

Sep 8, 2020

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

TOTAL: Good 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05
NSW 57% 59% 61% 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62% 65% 70%
VIC 50% 47% 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71%
QLD 66% 73% 68% 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69% 74% 66%
SA 74% 65% 72% 76% 79% 79% 76% 79% 70% 84% 80%
WA 87% 84% 86% 82% 77% 75% 77% 84% 79% 83% 86%
  • Positive rating of the NSW Government’s continues to slide, with another -2%pts movement this week to 57%. This is down from a high of 70% in June.
  • Positive rating of the Victorian Government remains steady at 50%, though the majority of this survey was completed before the announcement of the lock-down extension in Victoria on Sunday 6th
  • Positive rating of the Queensland state government’s handing dropped to 66% this week from 73% a fortnight ago.

State Government response to Covid-19

Jul 28, 2020

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

All States 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very poor 7% 7% 5% 4% 4% 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4%
Quite poor 11% 11% 8% 8% 7% 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 18% 18% 17% 17% 17% 20% 17% 17% 16% 18% 17%
Quite good 36% 36% 41% 38% 39% 38% 38% 39% 39% 38% 41%
Very good 28% 28% 28% 33% 32% 30% 35% 33% 34% 31% 30%
TOTAL: Poor 18% 17% 13% 12% 11% 12% 11% 11% 12% 12% 13%
TOTAL: Good 65% 64% 69% 71% 71% 68% 73% 72% 73% 70% 70%
Base (n) 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054

 

TOTAL: Good 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
NSW 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62% 65% 70% 70% 68% 63%
VIC 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71% 72% 77%
QLD 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69% 74% 66% 70% 65% 67%
SA 76% 79% 79% 76% 79% 70% 84% 80% 78% 76% 77%
WA 82% 77% 75% 77% 84% 79% 83% 86% 83% 79% 76%

 

VICTORIA ONLY 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very poor 13% 14% 8% 6% 6% 4% 3% 3% 4% 3% 3%
Quite poor 17% 12% 5% 5% 6% 7% 9% 10% 11% 8% 6%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 25% 22% 13% 16% 17% 16% 15% 15% 17% 14%
Quite good 34% 32% 38% 39% 38% 39% 37% 38% 34% 32% 40%
Very good 19% 17% 26% 36% 34% 33% 36% 33% 37% 40% 37%
TOTAL: Poor 30% 26% 13% 11% 12% 11% 11% 14% 14% 11% 9%
TOTAL: Good 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71% 72% 77%
Base (n) 239 281 261 275 275 275 275 267 275 275 272

 

  • Victoria’s rating of their State Government’s performance is still well below their results in June and is steady during the last fortnight (53%).
  • South Australia (76%) and Western Australia (82%) have the highest state government ratings for handling the crisis.

Government response to Covid-19

Jul 28, 2020

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

  27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very poor 6% 6% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4%
Quite poor 11% 10% 8% 8% 8% 7% 6% 7% 9% 9% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 20% 20% 17% 16% 18% 20% 16% 17% 16% 20% 17%
Quite good 40% 40% 43% 42% 40% 39% 43% 41% 39% 38% 44%
Very good 24% 24% 27% 30% 30% 28% 30% 32% 32% 28% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 16% 16% 12% 11% 12% 12% 11% 11% 13% 14% 13%
TOTAL: Good 64% 64% 71% 72% 70% 68% 73% 73% 71% 66% 70%
Base (n) 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054

 

  • Participants’ rating of the Federal Government’s handling of the crisis is stable from last fortnight, with 64% rating the response as good (either very or quite good).

Preference for elimination or suppression strategy

Jul 28, 2020

Q. Out of the following two strategies, which do you think the Australian government should pursue in its response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

 

    Voting intention
  Total Labor NET: Coalition Greens NET: Other
Elimination strategy:

Work towards removing all cases of Covid-19 in Australia

44% 52% 31% 54% 49%
Suppression strategy:

Work towards minimising outbreaks and keeping the number of new cases at a manageable level for medical services until an effective vaccine is available

56% 48% 69% 46% 51%
Base (n) 1,058 334 428 81 107

 

    State  
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Elimination strategy:

Work towards removing all cases of Covid-19 in Australia

44% 42% 46% 41% 42% 46%
Suppression strategy:

Work towards minimising outbreaks and keeping the number of new cases at a manageable level for medical services until an effective vaccine is available

56% 58% 54% 59% 58% 54%
Base (n) 1,058 352 239 220 88 110

 

  • The population is split on the preferred strategy to deal with Covid-19 in Australia. While 56% of participants think the Australian government should pursue a suppression strategy towards Covid-19, 46% opted for elimination of the virus.
  • Suppression was the favoured b the majority of residents in all states.
  • Coalition voters (69%) are more in favour of the Suppression strategy than, Labor (48%), Greens (46%) and voters for other parties (51%).

Government response to Covid-19

Jul 14, 2020

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

  13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very poor 6% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4%
Quite poor 10% 8% 8% 8% 7% 6% 7% 9% 9% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 20% 17% 16% 18% 20% 16% 17% 16% 20% 17%
Quite good 40% 43% 42% 40% 39% 43% 41% 39% 38% 44%
Very good 24% 27% 30% 30% 28% 30% 32% 32% 28% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 16% 12% 11% 12% 12% 11% 11% 13% 14% 13%
TOTAL: Good 64% 71% 72% 70% 68% 73% 73% 71% 66% 70%
Base (n) 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054

 

  • Rating of the Federal Government’s handling of the crisis has declined from last month. 64% now rate the Governments response as good (Very good or quite good), down from 71% in June.
  • Victoria has the lowest rating (60% rated very/quite good, down from 70% in June). 

State Government response to Covid-19

Jul 14, 2020

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

All States 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very poor 7% 5% 4% 4% 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4%
Quite poor 11% 8% 8% 7% 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 18% 17% 17% 17% 20% 17% 17% 16% 18% 17%
Quite good 36% 41% 38% 39% 38% 38% 39% 39% 38% 41%
Very good 28% 28% 33% 32% 30% 35% 33% 34% 31% 30%
TOTAL: Poor 17% 13% 12% 11% 12% 11% 11% 12% 12% 13%
TOTAL: Good 64% 69% 71% 71% 68% 73% 72% 73% 70% 70%
Base (n) 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054

 

TOTAL: Good 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
NSW 63% 70% 65% 67% 62% 65% 70% 70% 68% 63%
VIC 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71% 72% 77%
QLD 69% 64% 67% 68% 69% 74% 66% 70% 65% 67%
SA 79% 79% 76% 79% 70% 84% 80% 78% 76% 77%
WA 77% 75% 77% 84% 79% 83% 86% 83% 79% 76%

 

  • The positive rating of the State Government in Victoria has dropped from 65% in June to 49% this week. 17% think the Victorian government is doing a very good job (down from 26%) and those thinking they’ve done a quite good job has fallen from 28% to 32%.
  • Southern Australia (79%) and Western Australia (77%) have the highest state government ratings at handling the crisis.

 

VICTORIA ONLY 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very poor 14% 8% 6% 6% 4% 3% 3% 4% 3% 3%
Quite poor 12% 5% 5% 6% 7% 9% 10% 11% 8% 6%
Neither good, nor poor 25% 22% 13% 16% 17% 16% 15% 15% 17% 14%
Quite good 32% 38% 39% 38% 39% 37% 38% 34% 32% 40%
Very good 17% 26% 36% 34% 33% 36% 33% 37% 40% 37%
TOTAL: Poor 26% 13% 11% 12% 11% 11% 14% 14% 11% 9%
TOTAL: Good 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71% 72% 77%
Base (n) 281 261 275 275 275 275 267 275 275 272

 

  • At the same time, those rating the Victorian state Government’s performance as very or quite poor has doubled from 13% in June to 26% this week.

 

Government response to Covid-19

Jun 23, 2020

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

  22/08 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04
Very poor 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5%
Quite poor 8% 8% 8% 7% 6% 7% 9% 9% 9% 10%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 16% 18% 20% 16% 17% 16% 20% 17% 21%
Quite good 43% 42% 40% 39% 43% 41% 39% 38% 44% 42%
Very good 27% 30% 30% 28% 30% 32% 32% 28% 26% 23%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 11% 12% 12% 11% 11% 13% 14% 13% 15%
TOTAL: Good 71% 72% 70% 68% 73% 73% 71% 66% 70% 65%
Base (n) 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051

 

    Gender Age Group Location
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very poor 4% 6% 2% 5% 5% 2% 4% 4%
Quite poor 8% 9% 8% 12% 7% 6% 9% 7%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 18% 16% 23% 21% 8% 16% 19%
Quite good 43% 39% 47% 44% 43% 43% 43% 43%
Very good 27% 28% 27% 17% 24% 40% 28% 27%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 14% 10% 17% 12% 9% 13% 11%
TOTAL: Good 71% 67% 74% 61% 67% 83% 71% 70%
Base (n) 1,079 525 554 332 362 385 728 351
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