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%.

State Government response to Covid-19

Apr 28, 2020

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

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

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 4% 7% 3% 3% 1% 3%
Quite poor 9% 11% 6% 10% 5% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 19% 14% 20% 17% 12%
Quite good 41% 39% 40% 47% 43% 31%
Very good 30% 24% 37% 20% 34% 45%
NET: Poor 13% 18% 9% 13% 6% 12%
NET: Good 70% 63% 77% 67% 77% 76%
Base (n) 1,054 323 272 217 84 109
  • 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 (both 70%).
  • Victoria and South Australia now lead the state government response ratings (both 77%), with New South Wales lowest rated at 63%.

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