At the end of a challenging summer for Scott Morrison, the electorate rates the Federal Government’s performance unchanged from November (with the bushfire season well under way), and lower than its post-election peak in last June’s True Issues poll, while the NSW State Government’s performance has improved since the summer.

True Issues is a research tool to assist Australian businesses understand where their issues truly sit within the contemporary issues landscape. This poll was conducted as an online survey between 20 – 24 February among a representative national sample of 1,000 Australians aged 18+ years.

One in three Australians continues to rate the Government’s current performance as ‘very poor’ or ‘poor’ (34%, similar to 33% in November 2019), and an equal proportion (34%) rate it as ‘average’. Only 28% rate Government performance as ‘very good’ or ‘good’ (similar to 30% in November).

Business and industry performance (index of 53) continues to be rated more favourably than government, with Local Councils (index of 52) continuing to attract a higher performance rating than both State and Territory (index of 50, up from 47) and Federal Governments.

Across the mainland states, Victorians remain most positive about their State Government (index of 54), while Queenslanders are most negative (index of 43).

Rated performance of the State Government in NSW has improved since November (index of 52 compared with 46), while in WA it has declined (index of 49 compared with 54).

This was an excerpt from our latest True Issues report, to read the full report, click the link below.

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