Mandatory Pre-commitment Trial

Jan 30, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s proposal to conduct a trial of mandatory pre-commitment for poker machines which will require gamblers to set limits on how much they can lose?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total approve 58% 69% 49% 82%
Total disapprove 29% 20% 40% 12%
Strongly approve 22% 28% 17% 33%
Approve 36% 41% 32% 49%
Disapprove 16% 12% 22% 9%
Strongly disapprove 13% 8% 18% 3%
Don’t know 13% 12% 11% 5%

58% said they approved the Government’s proposal to conduct a trial of mandatory pre-commitment for poker machines and 29% disapproved.

Labor voters (69%) and Greens voters (82%) showed high approval and Liberal/National voters were more likely to approve (49%) than disapprove (40%).

These figures indicate a slightly lower approval of the trial than for the introduction of mandatory commitment – last week’s survey showed 62% support and 25% opposition to the mandatory commitment proposal.

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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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