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31 March 2014

ASMOF - Ipswich West poll - 26 March 2014

ReachTEL conducted a survey of 742 residents in the Queensland state electorate of Ipswich West 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

28.7% 

Labor

43.9% 

The Greens

6.6% 

Palmer United Party

11.6% 

Other

9.3%

 

Two party preferred result based on 2012 election distribution

 

 

LNP 

42%

Labor

58%

 

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

12.9%

12.6%

13.3%

9.5%

11.2%

11.4%

24.6%

Worse

46.0%

50.0%

42.0%

45.0%

50.9%

49.7%

33.3%

About the same

41.0%

37.4%

44.7%

45.5%

37.9%

38.9%

42.1%

 

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

7.5%

6.4%

8.6%

1.8%

6.4%

9.7%

17.5%

Good

14.3%

12.1%

16.5%

19.1%

12.0%

8.6%

17.5%

Average

24.4%

26.0%

22.7%

22.3%

24.9%

25.7%

25.4%

Poor

22.2%

25.7%

18.6%

24.1%

18.0%

22.9%

26.3%

Very poor

31.6%

29.8%

33.5%

32.7%

38.6%

33.1%

13.2%

 

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

15.0%

11.8%

18.2%

10.0%

13.7%

16.0%

26.3%

Oppose

65.9%

66.8%

64.9%

64.1%

72.5%

68.0%

51.8%

Undecided

19.1%

21.4%

16.8%

25.9%

13.7%

16.0%

21.9%

 

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

6.3%

4.8%

7.9%

4.1%

4.7%

8.0%

12.2%

Negative impact

78.8%

83.7%

73.9%

82.3%

80.7%

81.8%

63.5%

No impact

14.8%

11.5%

18.2%

13.6%

14.6%

10.2%

24.3%

 

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

63.6%

68.7%

58.4%

61.6%

65.7%

70.3%

53.5%

Somewhat concerned

23.3%

23.0%

23.6%

24.7%

21.9%

18.9%

29.8%

Not at all concerned

13.1%

8.3%

17.9%

13.7%

12.4%

10.9%

16.7%

 

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

15.0%

12.3%

17.7%

9.6%

15.0%

14.9%

26.3%

Less likely

54.5%

57.6%

51.4%

52.5%

59.0%

61.7%

36.8%

Vote unchanged

30.5%

30.0%

31.0%

37.9%

26.1%

23.4%

36.8%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 742 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.