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31 March 2014

ASMOF - Cairns poll - 26 March 2014

ReachTEL conducted a survey of 668 residents in the Queensland state electorate of Cairns on the night of 26th March 2014. The poll was conducted for 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

31.1% 

Labor

44.8% 

The Greens

9.7% 

Palmer United Party

9.9% 

Other

4.5%

 

Two party preferred result based on 2012 election distribution

 

 

LNP 

41% 

Labor 

59% 

 

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

15.4%

13.9%

17.0%

14.9%

11.5%

17.6%

20.8%

Worse

53.1%

52.8%

53.2%

54.8%

59.2%

51.6%

39.6%

About the same

31.5%

33.3%

29.8%

30.3%

29.3%

30.8%

39.6%

 

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

8.4%

3.5%

13.4%

7.7%

8.3%

7.6%

11.3%

Good

8.4%

8.5%

8.2%

1.8%

7.3%

13.9%

16.5%

Average

23.1%

27.1%

18.9%

22.6%

24.5%

21.5%

23.7%

Poor

24.7%

26.2%

23.2%

26.2%

27.6%

19.0%

24.7%

Very poor

35.5%

34.7%

36.3%

41.6%

32.3%

38.0%

23.7%

 

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

15.3%

9.4%

21.3%

7.7%

17.7%

19.6%

20.4%

Oppose

74.6%

79.1%

69.9%

86.9%

73.4%

65.8%

62.2%

Undecided

10.2%

11.5%

8.8%

5.4%

8.9%

14.6%

17.3%

 

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

7.0%

4.4%

9.7%

1.8%

7.3%

9.4%

14.3%

Negative impact

81.3%

87.4%

75.1%

90.5%

80.6%

79.2%

65.3%

No impact

11.7%

8.2%

15.2%

7.7%

12.0%

11.3%

20.4%

 

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 the public hospitals?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Very concerned

68.7%

76.1%

61.0%

75.2%

65.4%

64.6%

65.3%

Somewhat concerned

20.2%

18.6%

22.0%

18.9%

20.4%

21.5%

21.4%

Not at all concerned

11.1%

5.3%

17.1%

5.9%

14.1%

13.9%

13.3%

 

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

12.3%

7.1%

17.6%

5.9%

10.4%

16.5%

23.5%

Less likely

64.6%

72.3%

56.7%

82.8%

60.9%

53.8%

48.0%

Vote unchanged

23.2%

20.6%

25.8%

11.3%

28.6%

29.7%

28.6%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 668 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.