Australians divided over PM Scott Morrison’s handling of COVID-19 and all related issues

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 21-Apr-21

New research by Roy Morgan shows that 51% of Australians disapprove of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s handling of COVID-19 and all related issues. A majority of younger Australians under 35 years of age, women, people in capital cities and Victoria, as well as supporters of the ALP and the Greens disapprove of Morrison’s handling of the pandemic. However, there is majority support for Morrison’s handling of COVID-19 related issues among Australians aged 65+, people in country areas, the States of NSW, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania, and L-NP supporters. Australians who disapprove of Morrison’s handling of COVID-19 and related issues have consistently brought up the ‘bungled’ vaccine rollout and the perception that he is always ‘passing the blame’ to the states and others for anything that goes wrong and taking credit when it is the states that have done the greater part of the job dealing with COVID-19. For the 49% of Australians who approve of the way Morrison is handling COVID-19 and all related issues the main reason is that Australia is in a better position than just about anywhere else in the world, and this is a marker of the PM’s good handling of COVID-19.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

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