VIC: State Government response to Covid-19

Aug 11, 2020

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

VICTORIA ONLY 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05
Very poor 16% 13% 14% 8% 6% 6% 4% 3% 3% 4% 3%
Quite poor 14% 17% 12% 5% 5% 6% 7% 9% 10% 11% 8%
Neither good, nor poor 21% 17% 25% 22% 13% 16% 17% 16% 15% 15% 17%
Quite good 28% 34% 32% 38% 39% 38% 39% 37% 38% 34% 32%
Very good 21% 19% 17% 26% 36% 34% 33% 36% 33% 37% 40%
TOTAL: Poor 30% 30% 26% 13% 11% 12% 11% 11% 14% 14% 11%
TOTAL: Good 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71% 72%
Base (n) 499 239 281 261 275 275 275 275 267 275 275

 

TOTAL: Good 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05
NSW 61% 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62% 65% 70% 70% 68%
VIC 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71% 73% 71% 71% 72%
QLD 68% 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69% 74% 66% 70% 65%
SA 72% 76% 79% 79% 76% 79% 70% 84% 80% 78% 76%
WA 86% 82% 77% 75% 77% 84% 79% 83% 86% 83% 79%

 

  • Victorian’s rating of their State Government’s performance has decreased with only 49% of Victorians saying their Government’s performance has been good. This is on par with the results a month ago.
  • Western Australia (86%) have the highest state government ratings for handling the crisis.

VIC: Attitudes to latest Victorian restrictions

Aug 11, 2020

Q. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced new restrictions for the state designed to stop the spread of Covid-19. To what extent do you agree or disagree that with the following statements about the new restrictions?

VICTORIA ONLY TOTAL: Agree TOTAL: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
I have a good understanding of what I am and am not allowed to do under the current restrictions 79% 7% 46% 34% 13% 5% 2%
The restrictions affecting my area seem appropriate 67% 15% 35% 32% 18% 9% 7%
The restrictions affecting my area will be effective at stopping the spread of Covid-19 60% 13% 25% 35% 27% 8% 5%
State & federal governments are doing enough to help people and businesses that are negatively affected by the restrictions 55% 19% 18% 37% 26% 14% 5%
The changes won’t have much impact on my own lifestyle 43% 38% 15% 28% 19% 19% 19%
[THOSE IN PAID WORK] The restrictions will have a negative effect on my work 41% 32% 16% 25% 27% 19% 13%

 

  • 79% of Victorians agree they have a good understanding of what they are (and are not) allowed to do under the current restrictions, while 67% agree that the restrictions are appropriate and 60% agree they will be effective at stopping the spread of Covid-19.
  • Only 43% of Victorians agree that the changes won’t have much impact on their lifestyle, while 41% of those in paid work agree that the restrictions will have a negative effect on their work.

 

 

VICTORIA ONLY AND NET: AGREE   Gender Age group Location
Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
I have a good understanding of what I am and am not allowed to do under the current restrictions 79% 76% 82% 64% 81% 89% 78% 83%
The restrictions affecting my area seem appropriate 67% 67% 67% 57% 67% 74% 68% 64%
The restrictions affecting my area will be effective at stopping the spread of Covid-19 60% 61% 59% 56% 62% 61% 61% 57%
State & federal governments are doing enough to help people and businesses that are negatively affected by the restrictions 55% 52% 57% 39% 63% 60% 54% 57%
The changes won’t have much impact on my own lifestyle 43% 44% 42% 43% 38% 46% 42% 45%
[IN PAID WORK] The restrictions will have a negative effect on my work 41% 43% 40% 41% 41% 44% 44% 30%
Base (n) 499 238 261 149 154 196 388 111

 

  • Victorians over 55 are more likely to agree that they have a good understanding of the restrictions (89%) and the restrictions are appropriate (74%), than those aged 18-34 years old (64% and 57%).
  • 18-34 year olds are least likely to agree that state & federal governments are doing enough to help people and businesses that are negatively affected by the restrictions (39%).
  • Melbourne residents are more likely than non-Melbourne residents to agree that the restrictions will have a negative effect on my work (44%, compared to 30%).

VIC: Support for Victorian restrictions

Aug 11, 2020

Q. How strongly do you support or oppose the following restrictions currently in place in Melbourne?

VICTORIA ONLY TOTAL: Support TOTAL: Oppose Strongly support Somewhat support Neither support nor oppose Somewhat oppose Strongly oppose
Impose curfew between 8pm & 5am 72% 12% 51% 21% 15% 6% 6%
Allow only 1 person at a time per household to leave and buy groceries 71% 16% 47% 26% 13% 8% 8%
Require most shops close, and restrict the operations of many other businesses 70% 15% 42% 28% 15% 7% 8%
Ban people from travelling more than 5km from their house 70% 15% 47% 23% 15% 7% 8%

 

VICTORIA ONLY AND NET: SUPPORT   Gender Age group Location
Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Impose curfew between 8pm & 5am 72% 71% 74% 60% 73% 82% 72% 74%
Allow only 1 person at a time per household to leave and buy groceries 71% 70% 72% 61% 73% 77% 69% 78%
Require most shops close, and restrict the operations of many other businesses 70% 68% 72% 62% 72% 76% 70% 71%
Ban people from travelling more than 5km from their house 70% 69% 72% 59% 75% 75% 68% 78%
Base (n) 499 238 261 149 154 196 388 111

 

  • Victorians overwhelmingly support all the current restrictions – and support is strongest among those over 55 years old.

VIC: View on hotel quarantine outbreak

Aug 11, 2020

Q. Information released by health authorities suggests that Victoria’s Covid-19 outbreak started with breaches in hotel quarantine. Which of the following is closer to your view…?

VICTORIA ONLY   Gender Age group Location
Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
This is mostly about individuals being irresponsible, and the focus should be on forcing them to be more responsible 56% 52% 61% 62% 63% 46% 55% 62%
This is mostly about failures in the system, with jobs in the security industry being insecure and workers not being given enough training 44% 48% 39% 38% 37% 54% 45% 38%
Base (n) 499 238 261 149 154 196 388 111

 

  • More than half of Victorians believe the breaches in quarantine are mostly about individuals being irresponsible (56%) than failures in the system (44%).
  • Women (61%) and 18-34 year olds (62%) are more likely to think this is about individuals, while men (48%) and those over 55 (54%) believe this is a systemic issue.

State voting intention – Victoria

May 30, 2014

 

Victoria

Election

Nov 2010

 

Nov-Dec 12

Mar 13

Nov 13

Dec 13

Jan 14

Feb 14

Mar 14

Apr 14

May 14

Sample

 

1,170

849

930

734

798

1,039

962

1,226

1,005

First preference vote

 

Liberal/National

44.8%

43%

45%

41%

43%

40%

37%

42%

42%

38%

Labor

36.2%

39%

36%

38%

40%

40%

42%

39%

39%

40%

Greens

11.2%

11%

12%

13%

9%

11%

12%

9%

11%

10%

Palmer United Party

3%

2%

2%

2%

2%

4%

Other/Independent

7.8%

7%

7%

8%

6%

6%

6%

8%

6%

8%

2PP
Liberal/National

51.6%

50%

52%

48%

50%

48%

45%

50%

49%

47%

Labor

48.4%

50%

48%

52%

50%

52%

55%

50%

51%

53%

 

Victoria – voting intention

Nov 5, 2010

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?

sample size = 1,465

First preference/leaning to  Total Election Nov 06  Change
Liberal 42% 34.4%  
National 2% 5.2%  
Total Lib/Nat 44% 39.6% +4.4%
Labor 38% 43.1% -5.1%
Greens 12% 10.0% +2.0%
Other/Independent 6% 7.3% -1.3%
2PP Total Election Nov 06  Change
Total Lib/Nat 50% 45.6% +4.4%
Labor 50% 54.4% 4.4%

 NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 6-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. Comments »

Special Essential Report – Federal Voting Intention by State

Aug 17, 2010

Q. The Federal Election will be held on 21 August –  to which party will you probably give your first preference in the House of Representatives? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know – Well which party are you currently leaning to for the House of Representatives?

First preference

Total NSW Victoria Queensland SA WA
Liberal 40% 42% 37% 42% 39% 47%
National 3% 4% 3% 4% 2%
Coalition 43% 46% 40% 46% 40% 49%
Labor 40% 38% 43% 36% 39% 37%
Greens 10% 7% 11% 10% 12% 10%
Others 7% 8% 6% 8% 9% 5%

2PP

Total NSW Victoria Queensland SA WA
Liberal/National 49% 52% 45% 53% 46% 53%
Labor 51% 48% 55% 47% 54% 47%
Labor 2PP 2007 election 52.7% 53.7% 54.3% 50.4% 52.4% 46.7%
Shift in Labor vote since 2007 election -1.7 -5.7 +0.7 -3.4 +1.6 +0.3

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 distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2007 election.

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