Approval of Tony Abbott

Oct 17, 2011

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader?

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug 12 Sept 17 Oct
Total approve 37% 37% 39% 42% 38% 38% 36% 42% 38% 39% 37% 39% 40%
Total disapprove 37% 47% 39% 37% 46% 47% 48% 44% 48% 49% 50% 50% 51%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 9% 7% 8% 7% 7% 8% 6% 6% 8% 8% 8%
Approve 32% 29% 30% 35% 30% 31% 29% 34% 32% 33% 29% 31% 32%
Disapprove 20% 23% 21% 22% 24% 24% 25% 25% 25% 24% 25% 23% 23%
Strongly disapprove 17% 24% 18% 15% 22% 23% 23% 19% 23% 25% 25% 27% 28%
Don’t know 26% 16% 22% 20% 16% 16% 17% 14% 15% 11% 13% 11% 9%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has been at a similar level for the past 5 months. 40% (up 1%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 51% (up 1%) disapprove – no change in his net rating of -11 over the last 5 weeks.

78% (up 4%) of Coalition voters approve and 16% (down 2%) disapprove.

By gender – men 44% approve/50% disapprove, women 36% approve/52% disapprove.