Approval of Kevin Rudd

Jul 15, 2013

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

 

Kevin Rudd

31 May 10

Julia Gillard

5 Jul 10

 

Julia Gillard

11 Jun 13

Kevin Rudd

15 Jul 13

Total approve

41%

48%

37%

50%

Total disapprove

47%

27%

54%

35%

Strongly approve

7%

14%

10%

18%

Approve

34%

34%

27%

32%

Disapprove

25%

13%

21%

15%

Strongly disapprove

22%

14%

33%

20%

Don’t know

12%

26%

9%

16%

Kevin Rudd’s approval ratings are substantially higher than Julia Gillard’s as last measured 5 weeks ago. 50% (up 13%) approve of the job Kevin Rudd is doing as Prime Minister and 35% (down 19%) disapprove – a net rating of +15 compared to Julia Gillard’s -17.

85% of Labor voters approve (up 6%) and 4% disapprove (down 10%).

By gender – men 54% approve/35% disapprove, women 44% approve/34% disapprove.

Approval of Julia Gillard

Nov 12, 2012

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

 

19 Jul 2010

20 Dec

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 2012

12 Jun

10 Sept

15 Oct

12 Nov

Total approve

52%

43%

41%

34%

28%

34%

32%

32%

35%

41%

41%

Total disapprove

30%

40%

46%

54%

64%

54%

61%

56%

54%

51%

49%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

7%

6%

5%

6%

8%

6%

7%

9%

7%

Approve

41%

33%

34%

28%

23%

28%

24%

26%

28%

32%

34%

Disapprove

17%

24%

22%

29%

28%

25%

29%

22%

27%

24%

25%

Strongly disapprove

13%

16%

24%

25%

36%

29%

32%

34%

27%

27%

24%

Don’t know

18%

17%

13%

13%

8%

11%

7%

12%

11%

8%

10%

41% (no change) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 49% (down 2%) disapprove – a 2-point change in net rating from -10 to -8. This is Julia Gillard’s best approval rating since May 2011.

85% of Labor voters approve (down 2%) and 8% disapprove (down 1%).

By gender – men 37% approve/53% disapprove, women 44% approve/44% disapprove.  In net terms this represents a decline with men from -14 to -16 and an improvement with women from -4 to 0.

Approval of Julia Gillard

Nov 14, 2011

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

19 Jul 2010 20 Dec 2010 14 Mar 14 June 12 Sept 17 Oct 14 Nov
Total approve 52% 43% 41% 34% 28% 34% 37%
Total disapprove 30% 40% 46% 54% 64% 59% 55%
Strongly approve 11% 10% 7% 6% 5% 7% 8%
Approve 41% 33% 34% 28% 23% 27% 29%
Disapprove 17% 24% 22% 29% 28% 27% 25%
Strongly disapprove 13% 16% 24% 25% 36% 32% 30%
Don’t know 18% 17% 13% 13% 8% 7% 9%

Julia Gillard’s approval rating has continued the improvement shown last month. 37% (up 3%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 55% (down 4%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -25 to -18 over the last 4 weeks. This represents Julia Gillard’s best ratings since May.

81% of Labor voters approve (up 7%) and 16% disapprove (down 5%).

By gender – men 37% approve/57% disapprove, women 36% approve/52% 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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Government Decisions and Policies

Aug 29, 2011

Q. Thinking about what the Labor Government has done over the last few years, do you approve or disapprove of the following Government actions?

Total approve Total disapprove Strongly approve Approve Disapprove Strongly disapprove Don’t know
Increased funding of health services 89% 5% 42% 47% 3% 2% 6%
Increasing the age pension 78% 14% 34% 44% 8% 6% 8%
Increasing superannuation to 12% 75% 13% 28% 47% 9% 4% 12%
Managing the economy to keep unemployment and interest rates low 70% 21% 21% 49% 12% 9% 10%
Spending on new school buildings 68% 24% 19% 49% 15% 9% 8%
Introducing a national disability insurance scheme 63% 13% 18% 45% 9% 4% 24%
Stimulus spending to tackle the GFC 61% 28% 21% 40% 15% 13% 11%
Paid parental leave 60% 30% 19% 41% 17% 13% 10%
Introducing a tax on large profits of mining companies 58% 29% 27% 31% 16% 13% 13%
Building the NBN (National Broadband Network) 54% 34% 19% 35% 17% 17% 12%
Stopping live cattle exports until welfare concerns were addressed 53% 34% 24% 29% 17% 17% 12%
Abolished WorkChoices 51% 33% 23% 28% 21% 12% 16%
Sending asylum seekers to Malaysia 39% 45% 17% 22% 20% 25% 16%
Introducing a carbon tax to tackle climate change 33% 53% 15% 18% 14% 39% 14%

Government decisions and policies with highest approval were increased funding of health services (89% approve), increasing the age pension (78%) and increasing superannuation to 12% (75%).

Only two of the actions listed received less than majority approval – sending asylum seekers to Malaysia was 39% approve/45% disapprove and introducing a carbon tax to tackle climate change was 33% approve/53% disapprove.

Labor voters showed majority approval of all decisions and policies, Greens voters showed majority approval for all except sending asylum seekers to Malaysia (21% approve/63% disapprove).

Liberal/National voters approved of half the items listed – increased funding of health services (89% approve), increasing the age pension (79%), increasing superannuation to 12% (71%), managing the economy to keep unemployment and interest rates low (54%), spending on new school buildings (54%), introducing a national disability insurance scheme (60%) and paid parental leave (52%).

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Approval of Julia Gillard

Aug 15, 2011

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

19 Jul 20 Sep 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug
Total approve 52% 45% 43% 51% 48% 41% 37% 41% 34% 29% 35%
Total disapprove 30% 37% 40% 36% 41% 46% 50% 48% 54% 62% 55%
Strongly approve 11% 12% 10% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7% 6% 5% 6%
Approve 41% 33% 33% 43% 39% 34% 30% 34% 28% 24% 29%
Disapprove 17% 21% 24% 24% 25% 22% 25% 26% 29% 30% 24%
Strongly disapprove 13% 16% 16% 12% 16% 24% 25% 22% 25% 32% 31%
Don’t know 18% 19% 17% 14% 11% 13% 13% 11% 13% 9% 11%

35% (up 6%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 55% (down 7%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -33 to -20 over the last 4 weeks.

77% of Labor voters approve (up 5%) and 13% disapprove (down 7%).

By gender – men 35% approve/57% disapprove, women 34% approve/52% disapprove.

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Approval of Julia Gillard

Jul 11, 2011

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

Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard
31 May

2010

19 Jul 20 Sep 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July
Total approve 41% 52% 45% 43% 51% 48% 41% 37% 41% 34% 29%
Total disapprove 47% 30% 37% 40% 36% 41% 46% 50% 48% 54% 62%
Strongly approve 7% 11% 12% 10% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7% 6% 5%
Approve 34% 41% 33% 33% 43% 39% 34% 30% 34% 28% 24%
Disapprove 25% 17% 21% 24% 24% 25% 22% 25% 26% 29% 30%
Strongly disapprove 22% 13% 16% 16% 12% 16% 24% 25% 22% 25% 32%
Don’t know 12% 18% 19% 17% 14% 11% 13% 13% 11% 13% 9%

29% (down 5%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 62% (up 8%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -20 to -33 over the last 4 weeks.

72% of Labor voters approve (down 4%) and 20% disapprove (up 6%).

By gender – men 31% approve/63% disapprove, women 28% approve/61% disapprove.

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Approval of Julia Gillard

Jun 14, 2011

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

Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard
31 May

2010

19 Jul 20 Sep 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June
Total approve 41% 52% 45% 43% 51% 48% 41% 37% 41% 34%
Total disapprove 47% 30% 37% 40% 36% 41% 46% 50% 48% 54%
Strongly approve 7% 11% 12% 10% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7% 6%
Approve 34% 41% 33% 33% 43% 39% 34% 30% 34% 28%
Disapprove 25% 17% 21% 24% 24% 25% 22% 25% 26% 29%
Strongly disapprove 22% 13% 16% 16% 12% 16% 24% 25% 22% 25%
Don’t know 12% 18% 19% 17% 14% 11% 13% 13% 11% 13%

34% (down 7%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 54% (up 6%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -7 to -20 over the last 5 weeks.

76% of Labor voters approve (down 10%) and 14% disapprove (up 4%).

By gender – men 34% approve/57% disapprove, women 35% approve/49% disapprove.

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Approval of Tony Abbott

Jun 14, 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
Total approve 37% 33% 37% 43% 39% 42% 38% 38% 36% 42% 38%
Total disapprove 37% 50% 47% 37% 39% 37% 46% 47% 48% 44% 48%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 8% 12% 9% 7% 8% 7% 7% 8% 6%
Approve 32% 25% 29% 31% 30% 35% 30% 31% 29% 34% 32%
Disapprove 20% 28% 23% 21% 21% 22% 24% 24% 25% 25% 25%
Strongly disapprove 17% 22% 24% 16% 18% 15% 22% 23% 23% 19% 23%
Don’t know 26% 16% 16% 19% 22% 20% 16% 16% 17% 14% 15%

38% (down 4%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 48% (up 4%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -2 to -10 over the last 4 weeks.

70% of Coalition voters approve and 20% disapprove.

By gender – men 44% approve/47% disapprove, women 32% approve/49% disapprove.

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Approval of Julia Gillard

Oct 18, 2010

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

  Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard
  31 May 5 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 20 Sep 18 Oct
Total approve 41% 48% 52% 49% 46% 45% 46% 45% 45%
Total disapprove 47% 27% 30% 33% 38% 40% 40% 37% 37%
Strongly approve 7% 14% 11% 12% 10% 13% 13% 12% 10%
Approve 34% 34% 41% 37% 36% 32% 33% 33% 36%
Disapprove 25% 13% 17% 19% 23% 24% 24% 21% 20%
Strongly disapprove 22% 14% 13% 14% 15% 16% 16% 16% 17%
Don’t know 12% 26% 18% 17% 15% 15% 13% 19% 18%

 45% approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 37% disapprove – showing no change from last months ratings.

 89% of Labor voters approve and 3% disapprove.

By gender – men 45% approve/41% disapprove, women 45% approve/35% disapprove. Comments »

Attributes to describe the Prime Minister

Oct 4, 2010

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

  5 Jul 10 4 Oct 10 Difference
Intelligent 87% 81% -6%
Hard-working 89% 82% -7%
A capable leader 72% 59% -13%
Demanding 58% 58% 0%
Arrogant 37% 39% 2%
Out of touch with ordinary people 35% 44% 9%
Understands the problems facing Australia 68% 55% -13%
Visionary 48% 38% -10%
Good in a crisis 61% 46% -15%
Narrow-minded 28% 35% 7%
Down to earth 68% 62% -6%
Too inflexible 26% 36% 10%
Complacent 27% 31% 4%
More honest than most politicians 45% 37% -8%
Trustworthy 49% 42% -7%

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