Approval of Kevin Rudd replacing Julia Gillard

Jul 1, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Kevin Rudd replacing Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor Party?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

55%

77%

40%

48%

Total disapprove

31%

13%

49%

37%

Strongly approve

24%

45%

12%

8%

Approve

31%

32%

28%

40%

Disapprove

15%

8%

22%

23%

Strongly disapprove

16%

5%

27%

14%

Don’t know

14%

10%

12%

16%

55% approve Kevin Rudd replacing Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor Party and 31% disapprove.

77% of Labor voters approve and 13% disapprove.

63% of men approve and 27% disapprove compared to 46% of women approve and 36% disapprove.

Leader attributes – comparisons

Jun 24, 2013
 

Gillard

Abbott

 

Difference

Intelligent

69%

62%

+7

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

52%

+5

Good in a crisis

41%

38%

+3

Hard-working

71%

68%

+3

Visionary

32%

30%

+2

More honest than most politicians

30%

29%

+1

Superficial

49%

49%

-

Erratic

47%

47%

-

A capable leader

44%

44%

-

Trustworthy

30%

31%

-1

Understands the problems facing Australia

42%

44%

-2

Aggressive

45%

51%

-6

Narrow-minded

46%

55%

-9

Intolerant

39%

48%

-9

Arrogant

48%

59%

-9

Compared to Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard is more likely to be considered intelligent (+7) and out of touch with ordinary people (+5).

Tony Abbott is regarded by more respondents to be arrogant (-9), intolerant (-9), narrow-minded (-9) and aggressive (-6).

Better Prime Minister

Jun 11, 2013

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

 

5
Jul
10

14 June
11

12 Dec

12 Jun 12

10 Dec

14 Jan 13

11 Feb

11 Mar

15 Apr

13 May

Total
11 Jun

Vote Labor

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

41%

39%

37%

43%

42%

39%

39%

37%

39%

39%

82%

4%

73%

Tony Abbott

26%

36%

35%

37%

34%

33%

37%

39%

39%

41%

40%

5%

84%

7%

Don’t know

21%

24%

26%

26%

23%

24%

24%

22%

24%

20%

21%

13%

12%

20%

39% (no change) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 40% (down 1%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 43%/35% and women prefer Julia Gillard 42%/38%.

Better Prime Minister

May 13, 2013

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

 

5 Jul 2010

14 June

2011

12 Dec

12 Jun 2012

10 Dec

14 Jan 2013

11 Feb

11 Mar

15 Apr

13 May

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

41%

39%

37%

43%

42%

39%

39%

37%

39%

86%

2%

76%

Tony Abbott

26%

36%

35%

37%

34%

33%

37%

39%

39%

41%

3%

84%

2%

Don’t know

21%

24%

26%

26%

23%

24%

24%

22%

24%

20%

11%

13%

22%

39% (up 2%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 41% (up 2%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 44%/35% and women prefer Julia Gillard 43%/38%.

Better Prime Minister

Apr 15, 2013

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

 

5
Jul
10

14 June

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14
Jan
13

11 Feb

11 Mar

15
Apr

Vote ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

41%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

39%

39%

37%

81%

6%

62%

Tony Abbott

26%

36%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

37%

39%

39%

6%

78%

6%

Don’t know

21%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

24%

22%

24%

13%

16%

32%

37% (down 2%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 39% (no change) prefer Tony Abbott. This is the first time since August 2012 that Tony Abbott has been preferred over Julia Gillard.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 42%/36% and women prefer Julia Gillard 38%/36%.

Leader attributes – Julia Gillard

Apr 2, 2013

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

2
Apr
12

17
Sept
12

14
Jan
13

2
Apr
13

Change

Intelligent

87%

81%

75%

73%

61%

68%

72%

69%

-3%

Hard-working

89%

82%

76%

75%

65%

69%

72%

66%

-6%

Out of touch with ordinary people

35%

44%

50%

60%

65%

56%

53%

64%

+11%

Arrogant

37%

39%

44%

48%

53%

46%

47%

55%

+8%

Superficial

51%

52%

54%

46%

46%

55%

+9%

Narrow-minded

28%

35%

43%

46%

53%

46%

45%

55%

+10%

Aggressive

-

-

-

-

-

42%

46%

55%

+9%

Erratic

-

-

-

-

-

43%

40%

55%

+15%

Intolerant

-

-

-

-

-

37%

37%

49%

+12%

Good in a crisis

61%

46%

46%

41%

36%

43%

50%

44%

-6%

A capable leader

72%

59%

52%

42%

38%

43%

50%

37%

-13%

Understands the problems facing Australia

68%

55%

52%

44%

41%

43%

47%

37%

-10%

Visionary

48%

38%

30%

26%

25%

31%

29%

30%

+1%

More honest than most politicians

45%

37%

37%

29%

26%

31%

30%

27%

-3%

Trustworthy

49%

42%

40%

30%

25%

30%

32%

25%

-7%

Julia Gillard’s key attributes were intelligent (69%), hard-working (66%), out of touch with ordinary people (64%), arrogant (55%), superficial (55%), narrow-minded (55%), aggressive (55%) and erratic (55%).    Almost all positive leader attributes for Gillard moved down and the negative attributes moved down from the last time the question was polled in January.   The biggest shifts were for erratic (+15%), a capable leader (-13%), intolerant (+12), out of touch with ordinary people (+11%), narrow-minded (+10%) and understands the problems facing Australia (-10%).

Main reason for voting Liberal/National

Mar 25, 2013

Q. Which of the following is the main reason you would vote for the Liberal or National Party if there was an election today?

I always vote for the Liberal or National Party

21%

The Labor Party has been a poor Government

34%

The Liberal and National Parties would be a good Government

12%

I don’t want Julia Gillard as Prime Minister

17%

The Liberal/National Parties have better policies than the Labor Party

9%

I would be personally better off under a Liberal/National Government

6%

Other reason

1%

Don’t know

*

One third say they would vote Liberal/National because the Labor Party has been a poor Government. 21% say they always vote Liberal/National and 17% don’t want Julia Gillard as Prime Minister.

40% of men and 27% of women say the Labor Party has been a poor Government.

Better Prime Minister

Mar 11, 2013

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 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

10 Sep

10 Dec

14 Jan 13

11 Feb

11 Mar

Vote
ALP 

Vote Lib

Vote Gre
ens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

39%

39%

84%

6%

71%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

37%

39%

2%

80%

3%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

24%

22%

14%

13%

25%

39% (no change) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 39% (up 2%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 41%/36% and women prefer Julia Gillard 42%/37%.

Government deserves to be re-elected

Feb 25, 2013

Q. As of now, do you think the current Federal Labor Government of Julia Gillard deserves to be re-elected?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Yes, deserves to be re-elected

26%

66%

4%

31%

No, does not deserve to be re-elected

57%

17%

88%

38%

Don’t know

17%

17%

8%

31%

26% think that the Labor Government deserves to be re-elected and 57% think they do not. 66% of Labor voters think they deserve to be re-elected.

64% of men and 50% of women think they don’t deserve to be re-elected.

Better Prime Minister

Feb 11, 2013

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 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12
Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14
Jan
13

11
Feb

Vote
ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

39%

82%

5%

69%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

37%

6%

75%

6%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

24%

12%

20%

25%

39% (down 3%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 37% (up 4%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 41%/38% and women prefer Julia Gillard 39%/33%.

Better Prime Minister

Jan 14, 2013

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

 

5 Jul 2010

14 Mar 2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 2012

12 Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14 Jan 2013

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

89%

5%

84%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

1%

73%

3%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

10%

22%

14%

42% (down 1%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 33% (down 1%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Julia Gillard 39%/38% and women prefer Julia Gillard 46%/29%.