Approval of Julia Gillard

Mar 12, 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

17 Oct

14 Nov

12 Dec

16 Jan 2012

13 Feb

12 Mar

Total approve

52%

43%

41%

34%

28%

34%

37%

34%

37%

36%

32%

Total disapprove

30%

40%

46%

54%

64%

59%

55%

54%

52%

53%

61%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

7%

6%

5%

7%

8%

6%

6%

6%

8%

Approve

41%

33%

34%

28%

23%

27%

29%

28%

31%

30%

24%

Disapprove

17%

24%

22%

29%

28%

27%

25%

25%

27%

26%

29%

Strongly disapprove

13%

16%

24%

25%

36%

32%

30%

29%

25%

27%

32%

Don’t know

18%

17%

13%

13%

8%

7%

9%

11%

12%

11%

7%

Julia Gillard’s approval rating has dropped substantially since last month. 32% (down 4%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 61% (up 8%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -17 to -29 over the last 4 weeks. This is her lowest rating since September.

75% of Labor voters approve (down 4%) and 20% disapprove (up 6%).

By gender – men 32% approve/62% disapprove, women 32% approve/60% disapprove.

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Approval of Julia Gillard

Sep 12, 2011

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

19 Jul 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug 12 Sept
Total approve 52% 43% 51% 48% 41% 37% 41% 34% 29% 35% 28%
Total disapprove 30% 40% 36% 41% 46% 50% 48% 54% 62% 55% 64%
Strongly approve 11% 10% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7% 6% 5% 6% 5%
Approve 41% 33% 43% 39% 34% 30% 34% 28% 24% 29% 23%
Disapprove 17% 24% 24% 25% 22% 25% 26% 29% 30% 24% 28%
Strongly disapprove 13% 16% 12% 16% 24% 25% 22% 25% 32% 31% 36%
Don’t know 18% 17% 14% 11% 13% 13% 11% 13% 9% 11% 8%

After improving last month Julia Gillard’s approval rating has dropped back to a level similar to the July result. 28% (down 7%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 64% (up 9%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -20 to -36 over the last 4 weeks.

66% of Labor voters approve (down 11%) and 26% disapprove (up 13%).

By gender – men 29% approve/65% disapprove, women 27% approve/62% disapprove.

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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

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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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