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31 March 2014

ASMOF - Ashgrove poll - 26 March 2014

ReachTEL conducted a survey of 739 residents in the Queensland state electorate of Ashgrove on the night of 26th March 2014. The poll was conducted for the Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation.

 

Question 1:

If a state election were to be held today, which of the following would receive your first preference vote? If you are undecided to which do you even have a slight leaning?

 

Total

Liberal National Party

37.1% 

Labor

39.0% 

The Greens

14.1% 

Palmer United Party

3.5% 

Other

6.2%

 

Two party preferred result based on 2012 election distribution

 

 

LNP 

46% 

Labor 

54% 

 

Question 2:

Thinking about the Queensland public health system, do you believe that it has gotten better over the last two years, gotten worse over the last two years, or stayed about the same?

 

Total

Female 

Male

18-34 

35-50 

51-65 

65+ 

Better

18.7%

14.9%

22.7% 

14.7% 

19.0% 

21.3% 

22.8%

Worse

45.8%

45.8%

45.7% 

49.4% 

46.8% 

47.1% 

32.7%

About the same

35.5%

39.3%

31.7%

35.9%

34.2%

31.6%

44.6%

 

Question 3:

How do you rate the State government's performance when it comes to managing Queensland's public health system?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very good

14.9%

11.5%

18.7%

17.6%

13.4%

15.4%

11.9%

Good

11.5%

11.5%

11.5%

7.3%

11.8%

12.8%

18.8%

Average

22.5%

25.7%

19.0%

23.3%

20.6%

22.4%

25.7%

Poor

19.9%

21.2%

18.4%

14.7%

23.1%

21.8%

21.8%

Very poor

31.2%

30.1%

32.4%

37.1%

31.1%

27.6%

21.8%

 

Question 4:

The Queensland State government is trying to force doctors in our hospitals on to individual work contracts, saying it is more efficient. The doctors say these contracts would be dangerous and that if they’re introduced they will be forced to leave our public hospitals.

Do you support the government forcing doctors on to individual contracts?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

24.8%

22.5%

27.2%

20.0%

28.7%

25.2%

26.5%

Oppose

62.1%

61.3%

63.0%

71.8%

58.2%

56.1%

55.9%

Undecided

13.1%

16.2%

9.8%

8.2%

13.1%

18.7%

17.6%

 

Question 5:

The Premier has said he will bring in foreign doctors to work in the public health system if Queensland's doctors leave. What impact, if any, do you think this would have on Queensland public hospitals?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Positive impact

5.1%

3.9%

6.2%

0.0% 

8.0%

7.7%

6.9%

Negative impact

74.1%

79.1%

68.9%

77.6%

70.5%

75.5%

71.6%

No impact

20.9%

17.0%

24.9%

22.4%

21.5%

16.8%

21.6%

 

Question 6:

Queensland doctors say they will be forced to leave public hospitals if the Government introduces the individual contracts. How concerned are you that doctors will leave public hospitals?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very concerned

54.5%

56.3%

52.7%

49.8%

58.0%

55.5%

55.9%

Somewhat concerned

25.7%

28.0%

23.2%

30.2%

22.3%

25.2%

23.5%

Not at all concerned

19.8%

15.7%

24.1%

20.0%

19.7%

19.4%

20.6%

 

Question 7:

Have the issues surrounding doctor’s work contracts made you more or less likely to vote for the LNP and the next state election?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

More likely

13.5%

11.5%

15.7%

12.2%

10.1%

16.8%

19.8%

Less likely

54.0%

53.3%

54.9%

59.6%

52.9%

51.6%

47.5%

Vote unchanged

32.5%

35.2%

29.4%

28.2%

37.0%

31.6%

32.7%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 739 voters. Telephone numbers and the person within the household were selected at random. The results have been weighted by gender and age to reflect the population according to ABS figures. Please note that due to rounding, not all tables necessarily total 100% and subtotals may also vary. Copyright ReachTEL Pty Ltd.