Approval of Tony Abbott

Dec 10, 2012

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

 

18 Jan
10

5
Jul

20 Dec

14 Mar
11

14 Jun

12 Sep

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

10 Sept

15 Oct

12 Nov

10 Dec

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

32%

37%

33%

33%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

55%

54%

58%

56%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

6%

9%

6%

8%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

26%

28%

27%

25%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

26%

23%

28%

25%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

29%

31%

30%

31%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

13%

9%

10%

12%

33% (no change) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 56% (down 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -25 to -23 over the last 4 weeks.

63% (down 2%) of Coalition voters approve and 30% (up 1%) disapprove.

By gender – men 37% approve/55% disapprove, women 28% approve/56% disapprove. In net terms this represents a small improvement with men from -20 to -18 and with women from -30 to -28.

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.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 13, 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

16 Jul

13 Aug

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

35%

36%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

53%

51%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

7%

8%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

28%

28%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

23%

22%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

30%

29%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

12%

13%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has improved marginally over the last month. 36% (up 1%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 51% (down 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -18 to -15 over the last 4 weeks.

70% (up 3%) of Coalition voters approve and 21% (down 5%) disapprove.

By gender – men 40% approve/51% disapprove, women 32% approve/52% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Nov 14, 2011

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 14 June 12 Sept 17 Oct 14 Nov
Total approve 37% 37% 39% 38% 38% 39% 40% 36%
Total disapprove 37% 47% 39% 47% 48% 50% 51% 52%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 9% 7% 6% 8% 8% 6%
Approve 32% 29% 30% 31% 32% 31% 32% 30%
Disapprove 20% 23% 21% 24% 25% 23% 23% 26%
Strongly disapprove 17% 24% 18% 23% 23% 27% 28% 26%
Don’t know 26% 16% 22% 16% 15% 11% 9% 12%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has fallen over the last month. 36% (down 4%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 52% (up 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -11 to -16 over the last 4 weeks. This is the lowest rating recorded for Tony Abbott since he became opposition leader.

73% (down 5%) of Coalition voters approve and 19% (up 3%) disapprove.

By gender – men 39% approve/52% disapprove, women 33% approve/51% disapprove.

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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

Sep 12, 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
Total approve 37% 37% 39% 42% 38% 38% 36% 42% 38% 39% 37% 39%
Total disapprove 37% 47% 39% 37% 46% 47% 48% 44% 48% 49% 50% 50%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 9% 7% 8% 7% 7% 8% 6% 6% 8% 8%
Approve 32% 29% 30% 35% 30% 31% 29% 34% 32% 33% 29% 31%
Disapprove 20% 23% 21% 22% 24% 24% 25% 25% 25% 24% 25% 23%
Strongly disapprove 17% 24% 18% 15% 22% 23% 23% 19% 23% 25% 25% 27%
Don’t know 26% 16% 22% 20% 16% 16% 17% 14% 15% 11% 13% 11%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has been at a similar level for the past 4 months. 39% (up 2%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 50% (no change) disapprove – a change in net rating from -13 to -11 over the last 4 weeks.

74% (up 2%) of Coalition voters approve and 18% (down 2%) disapprove.

By gender – men 42% approve/52% disapprove, women 36% approve/48% disapprove.

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Better Prime Minister

Sep 12, 2011

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

5 Jul 2010 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug 12 Sept Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Julia Gillard 53% 47% 48% 44% 42% 43% 41% 37% 38% 36% 81% 5% 69%
Tony Abbott 26% 32% 31% 33% 33% 35% 36% 39% 36% 40% 5% 79% 8%
Don’t know 21% 21% 20% 23% 24% 22% 24% 24% 26% 24% 13% 16% 23%

36% believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 40% prefer Tony Abbott – a net improvement for Tony Abbott of 6% on last month’s figures (from -2% to +4%).

Men prefer Tony Abbott 43%/37% and women favour Tony Abbott 37%/36%.

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Opposition Leader’s proposal on Carbon Tax

Aug 29, 2011

Q. Do you think the Opposition Leader’s proposal to ditch the carbon tax but keep the personal tax cuts will -

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Help Australia’s economy 44% 19% 73% 11%
Hurt Australia’s economy 30% 58% 8% 67%
Don’t know 26% 24% 19% 22%

44% think Tony Abbott’s proposal to ditch the carbon tax but keep the tax cuts will help Australia’s economy and 30% think it will hurt the economy. Opinions were closely associated with voting intention – 73% of Liberal/National voters think it will help the economy while 58% of Labor voters and 67% of Greens voters think it will hurt the economy.

Those on higher incomes are more likely to think it will help the economy – 50% of those on $1,600+pw compared to only 39% of those earning less than $1,000pw.

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