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Time for Covid-19 milestones to occur for NSW

Jul 20, 2021

Q. How long do you think it will take for the following to occur in NSW?

This week

19/07

Two weeks up to one month One month up to six months Seven months up to one year One to two years More than two years Never
The Covid-19 outbreak in NSW is controlled 46% 33% 10% 5% 2% 4%
The lockdown in Greater Sydney is lifted 62% 28% 5% 2% 0% 2%
The lockdown in other affected areas in NSW is lifted (e.g. Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) 71% 20% 4% 2% 1% 3%
  • 46% of people think the Covid-19 outbreak in NSW will be controlled within a month. A further third (33%) think this will most likely happen within six months.
  • Most Australians are optimistic the NSW lockdown will be lifted within a month (62% in Greater Sydney and 71% in other affected areas of NSW).
NSW Two weeks up to one month
19/07 05/07
The Covid-19 outbreak in NSW is controlled 47% 50%
The lockdown in Greater Sydney is lifted 62% 76%
The lockdown in other affected areas in NSW is lifted (e.g. Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) 69% 77%
Base (n) 354 553
  • Most of those in NSW still expect the lockdown to be lifted within a month (62% in Greater Sydney and 69% in other affected areas of NSW), however this is less compared to the proportion who thought this two weeks ago (76% and 77% respectively).

Speed of NSW lockdown

Jul 6, 2021

Q. Overall, do you think NSW moved too quickly, too slowly or at about the right speed in terms of enforcing lockdown restrictions?

[ASKED TO RESPONDENTS IN NSW ONLY]

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Moved too quickly 10% 9% 11% 14% 9% 7% 9% 8% 9% 21%
About the right speed 51% 50% 51% 51% 50% 51% 41% 62% 49% 44%
Moved too slowly 39% 41% 38% 35% 41% 41% 50% 30% 43% 35%
Base (n) 553 268 285 147 203 203 182 226 41 44
  • Half of NSW residents think the state government imposed Covid-19 lockdowns at the right speed (51%), 39% think the decision was too slow and 10% think it was made too quickly.
  • Coalition voters are most likely to think the government acted at the right speed (62%), while Labor and Greens voters are most likely to say it was too slow (50% and 43%).

Time for Covid-19 milestones to occur for NSW

Jul 6, 2021

Q. How long do you think it will take for the following to occur in NSW?

[ASKED TO RESPONDENTS IN NSW ONLY]

Two weeks up to one month One month up to six months Seven months up to one year One to two years More than two years Never
The Covid-19 outbreak in NSW is controlled 50% 18% 7% 10% 7% 7%
The lockdown in Greater Sydney is lifted 76% 13% 5% 3% 2% 2%
The lockdown in other affected areas in NSW is lifted (e.g. Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) 77% 11% 4% 3% 2% 2%
Interstate travel will be allowed without restriction 38% 26% 12% 11% 8% 5%
Quarantine will no longer be required after interstate travel 32% 20% 13% 15% 12% 7%
The Covid-19 vaccine rollout will be completed in NSW 14% 14% 28% 24% 12% 8%

 

  • Most participants in NSW expect the lockdown restriction to be eased in the next month (76% in Sydney and 77% in other areas of NSW).
  • Most think interstate travel will be allowed either within the next month (38%) or within 6 months (26%). A similar proportion also think there will be no quarantine requirements after this time (32% within the month, 20% within 6 months).
  • 28% think the vaccine rollout will not be completed in under a year, 24% think it will take 1-2 years and 12% think it will take over 2 years.

Performance of State Premiers

Nov 3, 2020

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

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

 

 

Gladys Berejiklian

NSW

Daniel Andrews

VIC

Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

Mark McGowan

WA

Strongly approve 28% 29% 28% 45%
Approve 40% 31% 37% 33%
Disapprove 13% 15% 16% 6%
Strongly disapprove 8% 18% 8% 7%
Don’t know 11% 6% 11% 10%
TOTAL: Approve 68% 61% 65% 78%
TOTAL: Disapprove 21% 33% 24% 12%
Base (n) 345 275 209 102

 

RESULTS FROM 19/10/20

 

Gladys Berejiklian

NSW

Daniel Andrews

VIC

Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

Mark McGowan

WA

Strongly approve 27% 25% 23% 53%
Approve 41% 29% 39% 31%
Disapprove 14% 16% 12% 6%
Strongly disapprove 9% 24% 15% 1%
Don’t know 11% 6% 10% 10%
TOTAL: Approve 67% 54% 62% 84%
TOTAL: Disapprove 22% 40% 28% 7%
Base (n) 352 274 217 105
  • In NSW, Gladys Berejiklian has maintained her approval ratings over the past two weeks with 68% approval (67% earlier in October).
  • After the easing of lockdown restrictions, Daniel Andrews has seen his approval rating increase from 54% to 61%. He still has the highest disapproval of State premiers however (33%), but lower than 40% disapproval earlier in the month.
  • On the eve of her Queensland election victory, Annastacia Palaszczuk had 65% approval.

Pauline Hanson in Parliament

Jun 11, 2013

Q. Pauline Hanson has announced she will run for the Senate in New South Wales in the next Federal election. How likely would Pauline Hanson be to make a positive contribution to Federal Parliament?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

Julian Assange Apr 13

Total likely

30%

27%

34%

13%

32%

Total not likely

58%

62%

58%

78%

50%

Very likely

10%

7%

10%

4%

12%

Somewhat likely

20%

20%

24%

9%

20%

Not very likely

20%

17%

24%

23%

25%

Not at all likely

38%

45%

34%

55%

25%

Don’t know

12%

11%

8%

8%

17%

30% think it is very or somewhat likely that Pauline Hanson would make a positive contribution if elected to Federal Parliament and 58% think it is not very or not at all likely. Those most likely to think she would make a positive contribution were Liberal/National voters (34%), voters for other parties or independents (48%) and those on incomes less than $600pw (38%).

When a similar question was asked about Julian Assange in April, 32% thought it likely he would make a positive contribution and 50% thought it not likely.

Updated: NSW State Voting Intention

Mar 23, 2011

Q. If a State Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

First preference /leaning to Total Men Women Sydney Other NSW Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Sample 971 481 490 622 349 309 391 271
Labor 23% 23% 24% 20% 29% 21% 24% 25%
Liberal/National 55% 56% 53% 60% 46% 55% 54% 55%
Greens 11% 11% 11% 11% 10% 14% 9% 9%
Independent/Other 11% 10% 12% 10% 15% 10% 13% 11%
2PP
Labor 34% 33% 35% 29% 42% 32% 35% 34%
Liberal/National 66% 67% 65% 71% 58% 68% 65% 66%

NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 3-week averages derived the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by separately distributing the votes of the Greens and the Independents/other parties according to their preferences at the previous election. This calculation excludes exhausted votes.

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NSW State Voting Intention

Mar 18, 2011

Q. If a State Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

First preference /leaning to Total Men Women Sydney Other NSW Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Sample 967 483 484 615 352 300 396 271
Labor 24% 24% 23% 21% 27% 25% 23% 23%
Liberal/National 54% 54% 53% 57% 47% 50% 53% 58%
Greens 12% 12% 13% 12% 13% 15% 13% 9%
Independent/Other 11% 10% 11% 9% 13% 10% 11% 11%
2PP
Labor 35% 35% 35% 31% 41% 38% 35% 32%
Liberal/National 65% 65% 65% 69% 59% 62% 65% 68%

NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 3-week averages derived the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by separately distributing the votes of the Greens and the Independents/other parties according to their preferences at the previous election. This calculation excludes exhausted votes.

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NSW State Voting Intention

Feb 18, 2011

Q. If a State Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

First preference/leaning to

(sample)

Jan/Feb 2011

(1,247)

Sept/Oct 10

(1,953)

Election

Mar 07

Change
Liberal/National 51% 50% 37.0% +14.0%
Labor 27% 29% 39.0% -12.0%
Greens 12% 11% 9.0% +3.0%
Other/Independent 11% 10% 15.0% -4.0%
2PP Jan/Feb 2011 Sept/Oct 10 Election

Mar 07

Change
Liberal/National 59% 58% 47.7% +11.3%
Labor 41% 42% 52.3% -11.3%

NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 4-week averages derived the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the previous election.

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