State government response to Covid-19

Dec 1, 2020

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

TOTAL: Good 30/11 16/11 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06
NSW 76% 75% 68% 65% 67% 57% 59% 61% 62% 63% 70% 65%
VIC 60% 59% 55% 45% 47% 50% 47% 49% 53% 49% 65% 75%
QLD 72% 71% 69% 69% 68% 66% 73% 68% 67% 69% 64% 67%
SA 70% 76% 77% 81% 81% 74% 65% 72% 76% 79% 79% 76%
WA 83% 82% 81% 83% 84% 87% 84% 86% 82% 77% 75% 77%
  • Coinciding with the Covid-19 outbreak in South Australia, positive rating of the SA Government has dropped to 70%, the lowest rating we’ve seen since August.
  • As Victoria continues to record no new Covid-19 cases, positive rating of the government is at 60%, up from a low of 45% in October.

State government response to Covid-19

Nov 17, 2020

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

TOTAL: Good 16/11 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06
NSW 75% 68% 65% 67% 57% 59% 61% 62% 63% 70% 65% 67%
VIC 59% 55% 45% 47% 50% 47% 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72%
QLD 71% 69% 69% 68% 66% 73% 68% 67% 69% 64% 67% 68%
SA 76% 77% 81% 81% 74% 65% 72% 76% 79% 79% 76% 79%
WA 82% 81% 83% 84% 87% 84% 86% 82% 77% 75% 77% 84%
  • Positive rating of the NSW Government has increased for the second time this month and now at 75%, and the highest rating we’ve seen in the past four months.
  • Ratings in Victoria also continue to improve, with 59% now rating the Victorian government’s response as good or very good.
  • Ratings in Queensland, SA and WA are consistent with recent results.

State government response to Covid-19

Nov 3, 2020

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

TOTAL: Good 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06
NSW 68% 65% 67% 57% 59% 61% 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62%
VIC 55% 45% 47% 50% 47% 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71%
QLD 69% 69% 68% 66% 73% 68% 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69%
SA 77% 81% 81% 74% 65% 72% 76% 79% 79% 76% 79% 70%
WA 81% 83% 84% 87% 84% 86% 82% 77% 75% 77% 84% 79%
  • Positive rating of the NSW Government has increased again this week, now at 68%, up from 57% in September and to high ratings seen in June.
  • Following the easing of lockdown restrictions and low numbers of new community transmissions, positive ratings in Victoria have increased 10%pts from 45% last month to 55%. This is the highest ratings have been in Victoria since June.

State government response to Covid-19

Oct 6, 2020

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

TOTAL: Good 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06
NSW 65% 67% 57% 59% 61% 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62%
VIC 45% 47% 50% 47% 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71%
QLD 69% 68% 66% 73% 68% 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69%
SA 81% 81% 74% 65% 72% 76% 79% 79% 76% 79% 70%
WA 83% 84% 87% 84% 86% 82% 77% 75% 77% 84% 79%
  • Positive rating of the NSW Government was steady this week (65% rating the performance as good, compared to 67% last month).
  • Rating of state government performance was also steady in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

State government response to Covid-19

Sep 22, 2020

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

TOTAL: Good 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05
NSW 67% 57% 59% 61% 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62% 65%
VIC 47% 50% 47% 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73%
QLD 68% 66% 73% 68% 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69% 74%
SA 81% 74% 65% 72% 76% 79% 79% 76% 79% 70% 84%
WA 84% 87% 84% 86% 82% 77% 75% 77% 84% 79% 83%
  • Positive rating of the NSW Government has rebounded this week, with 67% rating the performance as very or quite good, up from 7% earlier in August.
  • Positive rating of the Victorian Government remains steady at 47% over the past two weeks.

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

Aug 25, 2020

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

TOTAL: Good 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05
NSW 59% 61% 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62% 65% 70% 70%
VIC 47% 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71%
QLD 73% 68% 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69% 74% 66% 70%
SA 65% 72% 76% 79% 79% 76% 79% 70% 84% 80% 78%
WA 84% 86% 82% 77% 75% 77% 84% 79% 83% 86% 83%

 

  • Positive rating of the NSW Government’s handling of the crisis moved -2%pts this week to 59%, this is down from a peak of 70% in June.
  • Positive rating of the Victorian Government also moved -2%pts this week (to 47%). This is consistent with ratings since the outbreak in Victoria in July.
  • Western Australia (84%) have the highest state government ratings for handling the crisis.
VICTORIA ONLY 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05
Very poor 15% 16% 13% 14% 8% 6% 6% 4% 3% 3% 4%
Quite poor 20% 14% 17% 12% 5% 5% 6% 7% 9% 10% 11%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 21% 17% 25% 22% 13% 16% 17% 16% 15% 15%
Quite good 29% 28% 34% 32% 38% 39% 38% 39% 37% 38% 34%
Very good 18% 21% 19% 17% 26% 36% 34% 33% 36% 33% 37%
TOTAL: Poor 36% 30% 30% 26% 13% 11% 12% 11% 11% 14% 14%
TOTAL: Good 47% 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71%
Base (n) 275 499 239 281 261 275 275 275 275 267 275

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.
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