Approval of Tony Abbott

Oct 22, 2013

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

Tony Abbott as Opposition Leader
11
Mar
13

11 Jun

13 Aug

26 Aug

2 Sep

Tony Abbott as Prime Minister

24
Sep

Total approve

46%

 

18%

85%

10%

 

37%

40%

37%

37%

40%

41%

Total disapprove

35%

 

65%

4%

75%

 

51%

49%

51%

52%

49%

36%

Strongly approve

16%

1%

38%

1%

7%

10%

9%

10%

13%

14%

Approve

30%

17%

47%

9%

30%

30%

28%

27%

29%

27%

Disapprove

15%

26%

4%

23%

22%

17%

21%

23%

19%

13%

Strongly disapprove

20%

39%

*

52%

29%

32%

30%

29%

30%

23%

Don’t know

19%

18%

10%

16%

12%

11%

11%

10%

10%

23%

46% (up 5%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister and 35% (down 1%) disapprove. This represents an improvement on his first rating as Prime Minister three weeks ago from net +5 to net +11.

By gender – 52% (up 8%) of men approve and 32% (down 2%) disapprove; 39% (up 1%) of women approve and 39% (no change) disapprove.

Approval of Julia Gillard

May 14, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister?

 

19 Jul 2010

20 Dec 2010

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

16 Jan 2012

13 Feb

12 Mar

16 Apr

14 May

Total approve

52%

43%

41%

34%

28%

34%

37%

36%

32%

32%

31%

Total disapprove

30%

40%

46%

54%

64%

54%

52%

53%

61%

58%

60%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

7%

6%

5%

6%

6%

6%

8%

7%

5%

Approve

41%

33%

34%

28%

23%

28%

31%

30%

24%

25%

26%

Disapprove

17%

24%

22%

29%

28%

25%

27%

26%

29%

31%

26%

Strongly disapprove

13%

16%

24%

25%

36%

29%

25%

27%

32%

27%

34%

Don’t know

18%

17%

13%

13%

8%

11%

12%

11%

7%

10%

10%

Julia Gillard’s approval rating has changed little since last month. 31% (down 1%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 60% (up 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -26 to -29 over the last 4 weeks.

69% of Labor voters approve (up 2%) and 24% disapprove (up 3%).

By gender – men 31% approve/61% disapprove, women 30% approve/58% disapprove.

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Approval of Tony Abbott

May 14, 2012

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

 

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

2010

20 Dec 2010

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

16 Jan 2012

13 Feb

12 Mar

16 Apr

14 May

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

35%

35%

36%

38%

36%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

51%

53%

52%

50%

53%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

7%

7%

7%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

28%

29%

29%

31%

29%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

25%

23%

23%

23%

24%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

26%

30%

29%

27%

29%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

13%

12%

12%

13%

11%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has declined a little over the last month. 36% (down 2%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 53% (up 3%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -12 to -17 over the last 4 weeks.

71% (down 1%) of Coalition voters approve and 19% (up 2%) disapprove.

By gender – men 38% approve/53% disapprove, women 33% approve/53% disapprove.

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Vote if Kevin Rudd Labor Leader

Jun 27, 2011

Q. If Kevin Rudd was the leader of the Labor Party (and Tony Abbott was leader of the Liberal Party), to which party will you probably give your first preference vote if a Federal Election was held today? If not sure, which party would you lean toward?

First preference Total Gave vote
Liberal 36% 39%
National 3% 3%
Total Lib/Nat 39% 42%
Labor 41% 45%
Greens 7% 8%
Other/Independent 5% 6%
Don’t know 8%

If Kevin Rudd was leader of the Labor Party (and Tony Abbott was leader of the Liberal Party) 45% said they would give their first preference vote to Labor (up 13%) and 42% to the Liberal or National Parties (down 6%). The Greens vote drops 3% to 8%.

In two party preferred terms, this equates to 53% Labor/47% Liberal/National – a swing of 8% to Labor.

Most of the increased Labor vote comes from Liberal/National voters  – 12% of Liberal/National voters said they would vote Labor if Kevin Rudd was leader.

Groups with the largest shifts to Labor were women, aged under 35, NSW and lower incomes.

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Attributes to describe the Prime Minister

Jun 27, 2011

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard?

5 Jul 10 4 Oct 10 7 Feb 11 27 Jun 11 Difference
Intelligent 87% 81% 75% 73% -2%
Hard-working 89% 82% 76% 75% -1%
A capable leader 72% 59% 52% 42% -10%
Arrogant 37% 39% 44% 48% +4%
Out of touch with ordinary people 35% 44% 50% 60% +10%
Understands the problems facing Australia 68% 55% 52% 44% -8%
Visionary 48% 38% 30% 26% -4%
Superficial 51% 52% +1%
Good in a crisis 61% 46% 46% 41% -5%
Narrow-minded 28% 35% 43% 46% +3%
More honest than most politicians 45% 37% 37% 29% -8%
Trustworthy 49% 42% 40% 30% -10%

Julia Gillard’s key attributes were hard-working (75%), intelligent (73%) and out of touch with ordinary people (60%).

Major changes since this question was asked in February were an increase of 10% for out of touch (to 60%) and decreases for a capable leader (down 10% to 42%) and trustworthy (down 10% to 30%).

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Attributes to describe the Opposition Leader

Jun 27, 2011

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

5 Jul 10 4 Oct 10 7 Feb 11 27 Jun 11 Change
Intelligent 70% 71% 64% 61% -3%
Hard-working 76% 78% 72% 75% +3%
A capable leader 47% 52% 48% 45% -3%
Arrogant 59% 60% 58% 60% +2%
Out of touch with ordinary people 57% 53% 54% 57% +3%
Understands the problems facing Australia 50% 53% 50% 48% -2%
Visionary 32% 31% 27% 27% -
Superficial 45% 49% +4%
Good in a crisis 40% 42% 41% 40% -1%
Narrow-minded 56% 53% 51% 54% +3%
More honest than most politicians 33% 32% 31% 32% +1%
Trustworthy 33% 35% 34% 32% -2%

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were hard-working (75%), intelligent (61%) and arrogant (60%).

There have only been minor changes since this question was asked in February.

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Comparison of Leader Attributes

Jun 27, 2011

Julia Gillard Tony Abbott Difference
Intelligent 73% 61% +12%
Hard-working 75% 75% -
A capable leader 42% 45% -3%
Arrogant 48% 60% -12%
Out of touch with ordinary people 60% 57% +3%
Understands the problems facing Australia 44% 48% -4%
Visionary 26% 27% -1%
Superficial 52% 49% +3%
Good in a crisis 41% 40% +1%
Narrow-minded 46% 54% -8%
More honest than most politicians 29% 32% -3%
Trustworthy 30% 32% -2%

Julia Gillard rates substantially higher than Tony Abbott as intelligent (+12%) and lower on the negative attributes of arrogant (-12%) and narrow-minded (-8%). There were only minor differences on the other attributes.

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Best Leader of the Labor Party

May 30, 2011

Q. Which of the following do you think would make the best leader of the Labor Party?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Julia Gillard 23% 51% 10% 26%
Kevin Rudd 32% 31% 31% 31%
Wayne Swan 2% 1% 3% 3%
Greg Combet 4% 5% 3% 6%
Bill Shorten 3% 3% 3% 4%
Someone else 19% 5% 31% 11%
Don’t know 17% 5% 18% 19%

32% think Kevin Rudd would make the best leader of the Labor Party and 23% prefer Julia Gillard. Julia Gillard is preferred by 51% of Labor voters compared to 31% for Kevin Rudd. Men prefer Kevin Rudd over Julia Gillard 34% to 21% and women by 30% to 25%.

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