Approval of Tony Abbott

Nov 12, 2012

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

 

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

 

20 Dec

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 2012

12 Jun

10 Sept

15 Oct

12 Nov

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

32%

37%

33%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

55%

54%

58%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

6%

9%

6%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

26%

28%

27%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

26%

23%

28%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

29%

31%

30%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

13%

9%

10%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has dropped over the last month. 33% (down 4%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 58% (up 4%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -17 to -25 over the last 4 weeks. This is Tony Abbott’s lowest rating since he became Opposition Leader.

65% (down 9%) of Coalition voters approve and 29% (up 7%) disapprove.

By gender – men 36% approve/56% disapprove, women 29% approve/59% disapprove. In net terms this represents a decline with men from -16 to -20 and with women from -19 to -30.

Federal politics – voting intention

Oct 29, 2012

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,792 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

21 Aug 10

4 weeks ago

1/10/12

2 weeks ago

15/10/12

Last week

22/10/12

This week

29/10/12

Liberal

44%

44%

44%

44%

National

3%

3%

3%

4%

Total Lib/Nat

43.6%

47%

47%

47%

48%

Labor

38.0%

36%

36%

36%

36%

Greens

11.8%

9%

9%

9%

9%

Other/Independent

6.6%

7%

8%

7%

7%

 

2PP

Election

21 Aug 10

4 weeks ago

2 weeks ago

Last week

This week

Total Lib/Nat

49.9%

53%

53%

53%

54%

Labor

50.1%

47%

47%

47%

46%

NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2010 election. These estimates have a confidence interval of approx. plus or minus 2-3%.

Better Prime Minister

Oct 15, 2012

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

 

5 Jul 10

14 Mar 11

14 Jun

12 Sep

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

16 Jul

13 Aug

10 Sep

15 Oct

Vote
ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

37%

36%

40%

43%

89%

5%

77%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

38%

38%

37%

36%

2%

81%

2%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

26%

26%

24%

20%

9%

14%

21%

43% (up 3%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 36% (down 1%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men are evenly split (at 40% each) and women prefer Julia Gillard 47%/33%. Compared to last month’s figures, Julia Gillard’s margin over Tony Abbott has changed 8 points in her favour among men (from 36%/44%) but is unchanged among women (from 44%/30%).

Performance of Tony Abbott as Opposition Leader

Sep 26, 2011

Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view about the performance of Tony Abbott as Opposition leader?

7 Mar 2011 6 Jun 2011 Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Tony Abbott is performing the role of Opposition leader well and is keeping the Government accountable 41% 42% 38% 6% 77% 10%
Tony Abbott is just opposing everything and is obstructing the work of the Government 43% 44% 45% 82% 11% 77%
Don’t know 16% 15% 17% 12% 11% 13%

The proportion of respondents that believe that Tony Abbott is performing the role of Opposition Leader well is 38%, down four points from when the question was last asked on 6 June 2011.  Coalition voters are far more likely to regard Abbott as performing the role well (77%).

Forty five per cent (45%) of respondents believe that Abbott is just opposing everything and is obstructing the work of Government (45%), a result that is fairly consistent with the previous occasions on which the question has been polled.   Labor voters are the most likely to agree with this position (82%), as are Greens voters (77%).

Respondents aged 65+ are much more likely to regard Abbott as performing well (56%).

Respondents from Queensland were also somewhat more likely to regard Abbott as doing well (44%).

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Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 15, 2011

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

18 Jan

2010

29 Mar 5 Jul 20 Sep 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug
Total approve 37% 33% 37% 43% 39% 42% 38% 38% 36% 42% 38% 39% 37%
Total disapprove 37% 50% 47% 37% 39% 37% 46% 47% 48% 44% 48% 49% 50%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 8% 12% 9% 7% 8% 7% 7% 8% 6% 6% 8%
Approve 32% 25% 29% 31% 30% 35% 30% 31% 29% 34% 32% 33% 29%
Disapprove 20% 28% 23% 21% 21% 22% 24% 24% 25% 25% 25% 24% 25%
Strongly disapprove 17% 22% 24% 16% 18% 15% 22% 23% 23% 19% 23% 25% 25%
Don’t know 26% 16% 16% 19% 22% 20% 16% 16% 17% 14% 15% 11% 13%

37% (down 2%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 50% (up 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -10 to -13 over the last 4 weeks. This is Tony Abbott’s worst approval rating this year.

72% of Coalition voters approve and 20% disapprove.

By gender – men 40% approve/49% disapprove, women 33% approve/51% disapprove.

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The Past Year – Politicians

Dec 13, 2010

 Q. Has it been a good or bad year for each of the following politicians?

  Total good Total bad Very good Good Neither good nor bad Bad Very bad Don’t know
Julia Gillard 49% 25% 14% 35% 22% 17% 8% 4%
Bob Brown 38% 21% 9% 29% 28% 11% 10% 13%
Tony Abbott 30% 33% 4% 26% 32% 25% 8% 6%
Malcolm Turnbull 10% 43% 1% 9% 35% 30% 13% 11%
Kevin Rudd 10% 70% 2% 8% 15% 36% 34% 5%

 

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
  Total good Total bad Total good Total bad Total good Total bad Total good Total bad
Julia Gillard 49% 25% 69% 8% 36% 43% 57% 17%
Bob Brown 38% 21% 40% 17% 35% 31% 68% 6%
Tony Abbott 30% 33% 19% 45% 44% 21% 17% 54%
Malcolm Turnbull 10% 43% 6% 50% 15% 42% 6% 50%
Kevin Rudd 10% 70% 14% 64% 8% 81% 11% 73%

Overall, Julia Gillard (49% good/25% bad) and Bob Brown (38%/21%) are thought to have had a good year. Respondents were divided on whether Tony Abbott has had a good year (30%/33%).

A majority of their own voters thought Julia Gillard (69%) and Bob Brown (68%) have had a good year but only 44% of Liberal/National voters think Tony Abbott has had a good year. There is a substantial gender difference on the assessment of Tony Abbott – men split 37% good/30% bad and women 23% good/36% bad. Comments »

Liberal Party Leadership

Nov 1, 2010

Q. Which of the following do you think would be the best person to lead the Liberal Party at the next election?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Tony Abbott 23% 5% 50% 5%
Malcolm Turnbull 22% 27% 19% 39%
Joe Hockey 14% 15% 15% 12%
Julie Bishop 6% 9% 5% 7%
Andrew Robb 1% 1% 1% -
Someone else 15% 22% 3% 18%
Don’t know 19% 21% 7% 19%

23% think Tony Abbott would be the best person to lead the Liberal Party at the next election, 22% prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 14% Joe Hockey.

Among Coalition voters, 50% prefer Tony Abbott, 19% Malcolm Turnbull and 15% Joe Hockey.

Tony Abbott is preferred over Malcolm Turnbull by those aged under 45 22% to 19% but the over 45’s prefer Malcolm Turnbull over Tony Abbott 27% to 25%.

A similar question (although not exactly the same) asked in September showed Tony Abbott with a 26% to 20% lead over Malcolm Turnbull overall and 53% to 15% among Coalition voters. Joe Hockey’s support was 15% in total and 17% among Liberal voters. Comments »

Approval of Tony Abbott

Oct 18, 2010

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

  18 Jan 22 Feb 29 Mar 3 May 31 May 5 Jul 2 Aug 16 Aug 20 Sep 18 Oct
Total approve 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 37% 38% 41% 43% 39%
Total disapprove 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 47% 48% 44% 37% 45%
Strongly approve 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 8% 8% 9% 12% 8%
Approve 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 29% 30% 32% 31% 31%
Disapprove 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 23% 27% 22% 21% 22%
Strongly disapprove 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 24% 21% 22% 16% 23%
Don’t know 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 16% 14% 15% 19% 17%

39% (down 4%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 45% (up 8%) disapprove – a shift from a net rating of +6% to -6%.

74% (down 5%) of Coalition voters approve and 13% (up 6%) disapprove.

 By gender – men 40% approve/47% disapprove, women 37% approve/41% disapprove. Comments »

Better Prime Minister

Oct 18, 2010

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

  5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 2 Aug 10 9 Aug 10 16 Aug 10 20 Sep 10 18 Oct 10 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens   Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott21 Jun 10
Julia Gillard 53% 50% 51% 48% 45% 46% 47% 49% 92% 9% 81%   47%
Tony Abbott 26% 27% 26% 30% 33% 35% 35% 33% 2% 75% 4%   30%
Don’t know 21% 23% 23% 22% 21% 19% 18% 17% 6% 16% 15%   23%

 49% believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 33% prefer Tony Abbott – a widening of the gap from 12% to 16% since last month’s figures. This is the largest gap since the 2 August survey.

 Men favour Julia Gillard over Tony Abbott 50%/34% and women 49%/33%. Comments »

Attributes to describe the Opposition Leader

Oct 4, 2010

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott?

  5 Jul 10 4 Oct 10 Change
Intelligent 70% 71% 1%
Hard-working 76% 78% 2%
A capable leader 47% 52% 5%
Demanding 53% 61% 8%
Arrogant 59% 60% 1%
Out of touch with ordinary people 57% 53% -4%
Understands the problems facing Australia 50% 53% 3%
Visionary 32% 31% -1%
Good in a crisis 40% 42% 2%
Narrow-minded 56% 53% -3%
Down to earth 47% 47% 0%
Too inflexible 45% 43% -2%
Complacent 34% 32% -2%
More honest than most politicians 33% 32% -1%
Trustworthy 33% 35% 2%

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Attributes to describe the Opposition Leader – Gender differences

Oct 4, 2010

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott?

  Total Male Female
Intelligent 71% 70% 71%
Hard-working 78% 79% 77%
A capable leader 52% 54% 50%
Demanding 61% 66% 56%
Arrogant 60% 63% 56%
Out of touch with ordinary people 53% 57% 49%
Understands the problems facing Australia 53% 52% 54%
Visionary 31% 32% 30%
Good in a crisis 42% 44% 40%
Narrow-minded 53% 56% 51%
Down to earth 47% 47% 47%
Too inflexible 43% 47% 40%
Complacent 32% 34% 29%
More honest than most politicians 32% 32% 31%
Trustworthy 35% 36% 34%

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