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Over three-quarters of Victorians (76%) agree that an employed worker in Victoria is not allowed to enter their employer’s workplace unless fully vaccinated


This special Roy Morgan SMS survey was conducted with a Victoria-wide cross-section of 1,335 Victorians aged 18+ conducted on Wednesday November 24, 2021 including 1,105 Victorian electors.

A large majority of 76% of Victorians agree that an employed worker in Victoria is not allowed to enter their employer’s workplace unless fully vaccinated compared to only 24% that disagree, according to a special Victorian Roy Morgan SMS Poll conducted yesterday (November 24, 2021). 

Agreement with this policy is consistently strong across Gender, Age and Location although there are significant political differences. An almost unanimous 96% of ALP supporters agree with the policy compared to 91.5% of Greens supporters but only 55% of L-NP supporters and just 4% of supporters of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party (UAP).


Support for the ALP on a two-party preferred basis increased to 59.5%

The ALP has increased its two-party preferred lead to almost 20% points. The ALP is now on 59.5% (up 1.5% points since mid-November 2021) compared to the L-NP on 40.5% (down 1.5% points).

Support for the ALP is strongest amongst women with the ALP 62.5% cf. L-NP 37.5% while there is a tighter result for men although the ALP is still well ahead: ALP 55.5% cf. L-NP 44.5%.

The ALP’s lead is stronger in Melbourne: ALP 61.5% cf. L-NP 38.5% than Country Victoria: ALP 53.5% cf. L-NP 46.5%.


Approval for Premier Daniel Andrews increases despite recent street protests

The Roy Morgan survey found 63.5% of Victorian electors now approve of the way Premier Daniel Andrews is handling his job, up 3% points from mid-November 2021 while a minority of 36.5%, down 3% points disapprove of his handling of the job.


Primary support for the ALP increases at the expense of the L-NP

Primary support for the ALP is now at 45%, up 2% points from mid-November 2021 and is even further ahead of the L-NP, down 2% points to 29%. Support for the Greens was down 0.5% points to 10.5%.

Support for the minor parties is largely unchanged from mid-November with total support at 15.5%, up 0.5% points. Support is highest for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party on 4% (up 1% points) ahead of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party unchanged on 2% while an unchanged 3.5% of people support other parties. Support for independents is at 6%, down 0.5% points from mid-November.


Michele Levine, CEO Roy Morgan, says the latest Roy Morgan Poll shows strong support for the Victorian Government’s stringent health policies regarding fully vaccinated employees:

“A clear majority of 76% of Victorians have endorsed the Victorian Government’s tough policies requiring employed workers to be fully vaccinated if they are to be allowed to enter their employer’s workplace. A minority of only 24% disagree with the policy.

“The strong support for the policy is echoed across different demographic groups with 78% of Victorians aged under 35, 72% of those aged 35-49, 76% of those aged 50-64 and an even higher 79% of those aged 65+ agreeing. There is also no ‘Gender Gap’ on this question with 76% of both men and women agreeing.

“However, there are significant differences based on party support. A near unanimous 96% of ALP supporters agree with the policy and almost as many Greens supporters (91.5%), however from there support drops off significantly.

“Only 55% of L-NP supporters agree employees must be fully vaccinated to enter their employer’s place of work and just 4% of the supporters of the Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party agree.

“There is more good news for Premier Daniel Andrews and the ALP Government with the approval rating for Premier Andrews increasing over the last two weeks – up 3% points to 63.5%, and the two-party preferred result also moving further in the ALP’s favour. The Victorian ALP now leads the L-NP by nearly 20% points on two-party preferred basis: ALP 59.5% cf. L-NP 40.5%.

“The Victorian State Election is due in the corresponding week in exactly one year and these latest results show that the Andrews Government is the firm favourite to be elected to a third term in office while Opposition Leader Matthew Guy and the Liberal Party have a lot of ground to make up.”


This special Roy Morgan SMS survey was conducted with a Victoria-wide cross-section of 1,335 Victorians aged 18+ conducted on Wednesday November 24, 2021 including 1,105 Victorian electors.


Question 1:

If a State Election for Victoria were being held today, which party would receive your first preference?"

Victorian Primary Voting Intention. By Gender & Region

Victorian Electors 18+

Gender

Region

PRIMARY

2018 Vic
Election

Sep
2020

Oct
2020

Nov
2020

Nov 11,
2021

Nov 24,
2021

Men

Women

Melbourne

Country
Areas

VOTE

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

ALP

42.9

39

40

45

43

45

42

47

46.5

41

Liberal

30.4

37

36

30.5

28

27

32

22.5

27

27

National

4.8

2.5

4

4

3

2

2

2

0.5

5.5

L-NP

35.2

39.5

40

34.5

31

29

34

24.5

27.5

32.5

Greens

10.7

10

9

11

11

10.5

9.5

11.5

12.5

6

Total Others

10.2

11.5

11

9.5

15

15.5

14.5

17

13.5

20.5

UAP

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

3

4

4.5

4

4

4.5

Justice Party

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2

2

2

2

1.5

3

Others

5.1

6

6

5

3.5

3.5

2.5

5

3

5

Ind.

6.1

5.5

5

4.5

6.5

6

5.5

6

5

8

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Victorian Two-Party Preferred Voting Intention. By Gender & Region

Victorian Electors 18+

Gender

Region

2018 Vic
Election

Sep
2020

Oct
2020

Nov
2020

Nov 11,
2021

Nov 24,
2021

Men

Women

Melbourne

Country
Areas

2PP

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

ALP

57.3

51.5

51.5

58.5

58

59.5

55.5

62.5

61.5

53.5

L-NP

42.7

48.5

48.5

41.5

42

40.5

44.5

37.5

38.5

46.5

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100


Question 2:

Do you APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of the way Mr. Daniel Andrews is handling his job as Premier of Victoria? By Gender & Age

Victorians 18+

Gender

Age

Sep 8-9,
2020

Sep 28-29,
2020

Oct
2020

Nov
2020

Nov 11,
2021

Nov 24,
2021

Men

Women

Under 35

35-49

50-64

65+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Approve

70

61

59

71

60.5

63.5

59

67.5

71.5

60

62.5

57.5

Disapprove

30

39

41

29

39.5

36.5

41

32.5

28.5

40

37.5

42.5

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

By Melbourne & Country Victoria

Victorians
18+

Melbourne

Country Victoria

%

%

%

Approve

63.5

65.5

57

Disapprove

36.5

34.5

43

TOTAL

100

100

100

By State Vote

Victorian
Electors

Party Vote

ALP

L-NP

Greens

UAP (Palmer)

Justice (Hinch)

Ind/Others

Can’t say

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Approve

63.5

96.5

12

87.5

2.5

34

44.5

57

Disapprove

36.5

3.5

88

12.5

97.5

66

55.5

43

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100


Question 3:

An employed worker in Victoria is not allowed to enter their employer’s workplace unless fully vaccinated. Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with this Victorian Government Health Policy?

Victorians 18+

Gender

Age

Nov 24,
2021

Men

Women

Under 35

35-49

50-64

65+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Agree

76

76

76

78

72

76

79

Disagree

24

24

24

22

28

24

21

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

By Melbourne & Country Victoria

Victorians
18+

Melbourne

Country Victoria

%

%

%

Agree

76

78

69

Disagree

24

22

31

TOTAL

100

100

100

By State Vote

Victorian
Electors

Party Vote

ALP

L-NP

Greens

UAP (Palmer)

Justice (Hinch)

Ind/Others

Can’t say

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Agree

77

96

55

91.5

4

69

51.5

69.5

Disagree

23

4

45

8.5

96

31

48.5

30.5

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100



For further comment or more information contact:
Michele Levine 0411 129 093 or Gary Morgan 0411 129 094 or email
askroymorgan@roymorgan.com.