Australians aren't unhappy with the performance of our Olympic team and think we spend too much money on trying to win gold medals.

New polling from Essential Research reveals 41% of voters are satisfied with the performance of our team and another 33% don't feel strongly one way or the other, leaving 20% to express disappointment. Forty four per cent believe winning gold medals is very important or quite important, but 53% think it's not so important or not at all important. Much of the Australian media coverage has focused on the purported poor performance of Australians and the disappointment of only winning silver or bronze medals.