State Government response to Covid-19

Aug 11, 2020

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

TOTAL: Very/Quite good 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05
New South Wales 61% 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62% 65% 70% 70% 68%
Victoria 49% 53% 49% 67% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71% 72%
Queensland 68% 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69% 74% 66% 70% 65%

 

  • Since the start of the outbreak in Victoria last month, the Victorian state government rating has been the lowest of the three most populous states with around half (49% this week) saying the Victorian Government is doing a Very good, or quite good job responding to Covid-19.
  • New South Wales has also seen a decrease in rating, moving from 70% in June to 61% this week.

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.

State Government response to Covid-19

Jun 10, 2020

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

  08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04
Very poor 4% 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5%
Quite poor 7% 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 9% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 20% 17% 17% 16% 18% 17% 20%
Quite good 39% 38% 38% 39% 39% 38% 41% 39%
Very good 32% 30% 35% 33% 34% 31% 30% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 12% 11% 11% 12% 12% 13% 14%
TOTAL: Good 71% 68% 73% 72% 73% 70% 70% 66%
Base (n) 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 4% 2% 6% 3% 3% 4%
Quite poor 7% 10% 6% 9% 6% 2%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 21% 16% 20% 12% 9%
Quite good 39% 44% 38% 38% 39% 32%
Very good 32% 23% 34% 29% 40% 52%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 12% 12% 13% 8% 6%
TOTAL: Good 71% 67% 72% 68% 79% 84%
Base (n) 1,073 336 275 214 85 108

State Government response to Covid-19

Jun 2, 2020

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

  01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04
Very poor 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5%
Quite poor 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 9% 9% 11%
Neither good, nor poor 20% 17% 17% 16% 18% 17% 20% 20%
Quite good 38% 38% 39% 39% 38% 41% 39% 38%
Very good 30% 35% 33% 34% 31% 30% 26% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 11% 11% 12% 12% 13% 14% 16%
TOTAL: Good 68% 73% 72% 73% 70% 70% 66% 64%
Base (n) 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 6% 8% 4% 5% 10% 1%
Quite poor 6% 7% 7% 7% 4% 2%
Neither good, nor poor 20% 24% 17% 19% 16% 17%
Quite good 38% 41% 39% 38% 30% 30%
Very good 30% 20% 33% 30% 40% 49%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 14% 11% 12% 14% 4%
TOTAL: Good 68% 62% 71% 69% 70% 79%
Base (n) 1,059 345 275 208 83 101

State Government response to Covid-19

May 26, 2020

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

  25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04
Very poor 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5%
Quite poor 7% 8% 8% 8% 9% 9% 11%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 17% 16% 18% 17% 20% 20%
Quite good 38% 39% 39% 38% 41% 39% 38%
Very good 35% 33% 34% 31% 30% 26% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 11% 12% 12% 13% 14% 16%
TOTAL: Good 73% 72% 73% 70% 70% 66% 64%
Base (n) 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 4% 5% 3% 3% 2% 4%
Quite poor 7% 8% 9% 8% 2% 3%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 22% 16% 15% 12% 10%
Quite good 38% 41% 37% 42% 38% 20%
Very good 35% 24% 36% 32% 46% 63%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 13% 11% 12% 4% 7%
TOTAL: Good 73% 65% 73% 74% 84% 83%
Base (n) 1,087 349 275 220 84 106

State Government response to Covid-19

May 19, 2020

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

  18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04
Very poor 3% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5%
Quite poor 8% 8% 8% 9% 9% 11%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 16% 18% 17% 20% 20%
Quite good 39% 39% 38% 41% 39% 38%
Very good 33% 34% 31% 30% 26% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 12% 12% 13% 14% 16%
TOTAL: Good 72% 73% 70% 70% 66% 64%
Base (n) 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 3% 5% 3% 3% 2% 0%
Quite poor 8% 7% 10% 8% 5% 4%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 18% 15% 24% 13% 10%
Quite good 39% 43% 38% 39% 39% 33%
Very good 33% 27% 33% 26% 41% 52%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 12% 14% 10% 7% 5%
TOTAL: Good 72% 70% 71% 66% 80% 86%
Base (n) 1,073 352 267 216 85 104

State Government response to Covid-19

May 12, 2020

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

  11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04
Very poor 4% 4% 4% 5% 5%
Quite poor 8% 8% 9% 9% 11%
Neither good, nor poor 16% 18% 17% 20% 20%
Quite good 39% 38% 41% 39% 38%
Very good 34% 31% 30% 26% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 12% 13% 14% 16%
TOTAL: Good 73% 70% 70% 66% 64%
Base (n) 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 4% 5% 4% 3% 1% 1%
Quite poor 8% 7% 11% 9% 3% 4%
Neither good, nor poor 16% 18% 15% 18% 19% 12%
Quite good 39% 42% 34% 44% 36% 30%
Very good 34% 28% 37% 26% 42% 54%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 12% 14% 12% 4% 5%
TOTAL: Good 73% 70% 71% 70% 78% 83%
Base (n) 1,067 337 275 215 88 103

State Government response to Covid-19

May 5, 2020

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

  04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04
Very poor 4% 4% 5% 5%
Quite poor 8% 9% 9% 11%
Neither good, nor poor 18% 17% 20% 20%
Quite good 38% 41% 39% 38%
Very good 31% 30% 26% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 13% 14% 16%
TOTAL: Good 70% 70% 66% 64%
Base (n) 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA  
Very poor 4% 5% 3% 6% 3% 2%  
Quite poor 8% 8% 8% 9% 7% 5%  
Neither good, nor poor 18% 19% 17% 21% 13% 14%  
Quite good 38% 45% 32% 43% 31% 30%  
Very good 31% 23% 40% 22% 45% 48%  
TOTAL: Poor 12% 13% 11% 15% 10% 7%  
TOTAL: Good 70% 68% 72% 65% 76% 79%  
Base (n) 1,093 352 275 220 85 106  
  • Across the country, the overall perception of states’ handling of the crisis is in line with government rating their own state’s handling as Very/Quite good (70% states, 66% federal). Rating of the state government in NSW increased from 63% to 68%, while in Victoria, the rating decreased from 77% to 72%.
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