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7 May 2014

Dr Chris Davis MP - Stafford poll - 6th May 2014

ReachTEL conducted a survey of 667 residents across the Queensland State seat of Stafford on the night of 6th May 2014. The poll was commissioned by Dr Chris Davis MP.

 

Question 1:

Do you agree that the Crime and Misconduct Commission, or CMC, has been an effective part of the checks and balances on government power over past few years?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Strongly agree

36.5% 

29.3% 

44.6% 

36.2% 

34.8% 

39.8%

36.7%

Agree

27.5%

29.3%

25.8%

19.8%

32.9%

27.1%

33.9%

Disagree

16.5%

17.0%

15.9%

17.7%

16.9%

14.4%

15.6%

Strongly disagree

4.5%

4.5%

4.1%

3.0%

4.8%

7.6%

3.7%

Unsure

15.1%

19.9%

9.6%

23.3%

10.6%

11.0%

10.1%

 

Question 2:

Of the following, how do you think the head of the CMC should be chosen?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

By agreement of the entire parliament

73.2%

72.4%

74.0%

71.4%

75.8%

78.2%

66.4%

Solely by the government of the day

10.7%

5.4%

16.8%

13.9%

7.7%

7.6%

13.6%

Unsure

16.0%

22.2%

9.2%

14.7%

16.4%

14.3%

20.0%

 

Question 3:

Do you support proposed changes to the definition of ‘official misconduct’ that would reduce the number of investigations by the CMC?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

16.3%

16.5%

16.2%

14.7%

17.5%

13.3%

20.0%

Oppose

56.5%

48.6%

65.1%

59.3%

56.8%

60.0%

46.4%

Undecided

27.2%

34.9%

18.7%

26.0%

25.7%

26.7%

33.6%

 

Question 4:

Do you think that anonymous complaints of suspected misconduct and corruption should be accepted by the CMC?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Yes

70.1%

69.9%

70.4%

83.1%

67.1%

63.3%

55.5%

No

14.7%

11.6%

18.2%

5.2%

15.9%

21.7%

24.5%

Undecided

15.2%

18.5%

11.5%

11.7%

16.9%

15.0%

20.0%

 

Question 5:

Do you support a proposed change that will allow the government appointed CMC Chair the power to decide whether allegations of serious corruption are investigated or not?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Support

35.2%

34.9%

35.4%

37.5%

31.6%

30.3%

42.2%

Oppose

43.7%

39.8%

48.1%

42.2%

44.7%

51.3%

36.7%

Undecided

21.1%

25.3%

16.5%

20.3%

23.8%

18.5%

21.1%

 

Question 6:

Do you believe that the changes being proposed by government are likely to be in the public interest of all Queenslanders?

 

Total

Female

Male

18-34

35-50

51-65

65+

Yes

18.5%

14.8%

22.5%

22.4%

13.6%

14.3%

22.9%

No

60.9%

54.8%

67.6%

53.9%

69.4%

67.2%

53.2%

Undecided

20.6%

30.4%

9.8%

23.7%

17.0%

18.5%

23.9%

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 667 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.