Majority of Queenslanders are happy with current border closures

Faster Horses conducted a poll of 527 Queenslanders. It has found that the majority of Queenslanders are happy with border closure management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

58% of Queenslanders feel that the current border closures are fine, while 20% say that the borders should be opened somewhat more. 10% say that borders should be completely opened right now. Interestingly, 11% of Queenslanders feel that the borders should be closed down even more than they are now.

Labour voters like the closure the most

Results differed on party lines, with only 40% of LNP voters saying that the current border closures are fine, compared with a high 73% of Labor voters.

Health and safety drives perceptions

Faster Horses Director Chris Pyra said that people’s health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic was still the primary concern for most Queenslanders.

“The Victorian lockdown situation is still top of mind and the majority of Queenslanders remain cautious about opening the borders too quickly, risking a second wave of lockdowns” he said.

Both sides of politics agree that there is corruption in Qld State Politics

Other results from the poll show that allegations of corruption from both sides of politics is resonating with Queenslanders.

54% of Queenslanders agree to some extent that there is corruption in Queensland State Politics. 70% of LNP voters agree compared with only 40% of Labor voters.

Most concur that property developers should not donate to political parties

In relation to property developer donations to political parties, 63% of Queenslanders do not believe that property developers should be allowed to donate to political parties.

There are some party differences on this topic. 58% of LNP voters do not believe that property developers should be allowed to donate to political parties vs 65% of Labor voters. This shows that questions of political influence and probity are of concern to voters of both parties.

Queenslanders know their political leaders

75% of Queenslanders correctly identified Annastacia Palaszczuk as the Leader of the Labor Party, and 63% correctly identified Deb Frecklington as the Leader of the LNP.

Faster Horses undertook the survey between Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th of October, using an online panel of 527 Queenslanders registered to vote in the upcoming State election. Data was weighted to represent the Queensland population.


More Information – Chris Pyra, Director, Faster Horses Consulting
E – chris@fasterhorses.consulting
P – 0431 863 472

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