Tuesday! Essential polling! essentialvision.com.au/category/essen… As is my habit I will now tweet some highlights. Remember, this polling was done Wed–Sun so it doesn’t cover the more very recentest news of all. Here we go...
“There has been no shift in concern about threat of Covid-19 in the past two weeks with 36% very concerned about the threat (37% in early September).” Click for the chart. essentialvision.com.au/coronavirus-co…
“Rating of the Federal Government’s handling of Covid-19 stays steady at 61% rating it very or quite good (59% earlier in the month).” Click for chart. essentialvision.com.au/federal-govern…
“Q. How would you rate your state government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?” essentialvision.com.au/state-governme… Image
Attitudes to latest Victorian restrictions (VICTORIA ONLY) essentialvision.com.au/attitudes-to-l…

Interesting stuff, this. ImageImageImage
Attitudes towards Queensland border closure [everyone] essentialvision.com.au/attitudes-towa… ImageImage
“Q. Overall, how would you describe the current state of the Australian economy?” essentialvision.com.au/state-of-the-e… All the demographic breakdowns for this one. ImageImageImage
“Q. Which of the following indicators do you think is the most important when thinking about whether the Australian economy is in a good or poor state?” essentialvision.com.au/indictors-of-w… ImageImage
“People rating the unemployment level as the key indicator for a healthy economy has increased in the past 12 months from 25% to 39% while the cost of household bills has fallen from 22% to 13%.”
“Q. How do you think the economy will look in the next six months?” essentialvision.com.au/state-of-the-e…

“A quarter of people expect the economy to improve in the next months, lower than the 36% who expect it to get worse. 39% do not expect any change.” ImageImage
Effectiveness of higher income earners tax cuts at stimulating the economy essentialvision.com.au/effectiveness-… ImageImage
More on that: “Q. Thinking about tax cuts which benefit higher income earners, which of the following statements is closer to your views?” essentialvision.com.au/effectiveness-… ImageImage
“One in five people (21%) believe tax cuts for higher income earners are very effective at stimulating the economy. 41% think they are only moderately effective at stimulating the economy and 38% believe they are not effective.”
Priorities for upcoming Federal Budget essentialvision.com.au/priorities-for…

Affordable housing tops the list. Image
Support for loan system for aged care essentialvision.com.au/support-for-lo… Image
Preferred energy sources for Government support essentialvision.com.au/preferred-ener…

Government is WAY out of step with the people here. Image
And that is the end of the latest Essential polling. I ended up tweeting the whole damn thing. As always it’s at essentialvision.com.au/category/essen… and you can subscribe for an email notification.
I am not associated with Essential in any way. I’m just an interested bystander.

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