Better Prime Minister

Oct 14, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

July 2014

Aug 2014

Sep 2014

Tony Abbott

38%

7%

85%

12%

29%

41%

39%

36%

34%

37%

35%

Bill Shorten

32%

63%

2%

56%

30%

22%

33%

40%

37%

36%

36%

Don’t know

30%

29%

13%

32%

41%

37%

28%

24%

29%

27%

30%

38% (up 3% since September) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 32% (down 4%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister. This is Tony Abbott’s best figure since April.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 41% to 33% and women prefer Tony Abbott 36% to 30%.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Apr 8, 2014

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

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

Tony Abbott as Opp. Leader

2 Sep 13

Tony Abbott as PM

24 Sep

12 Nov

14
Jan
14

11 Feb

11 Mar

Total approve

41%

11%

84%

12%

32%

40%

41%

45%

47%

41%

40%

Total disapprove

47%

84%

7%

76%

55%

49%

36%

40%

43%

47%

47%

Strongly approve

13%

3%

30%

-

5%

13%

14%

14%

13%

12%

11%

Approve

28%

8%

54%

12%

27%

27%

27%

31%

34%

29%

29%

Disapprove

17%

27%

5%

21%

23%

19%

13%

19%

18%

19%

20%

Strongly disapprove

30%

57%

2%

55%

32%

30%

23%

21%

25%

28%

27%

Don’t know

12%

6%

9%

12%

12%

10%

23%

16%

11%

12%

12%

 

41% (up 1%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister and 47% (no change) disapprove. This represents little change in his rating as Prime Minister over the last four weeks – from net -7 to net -6.

By gender – 49% (up 5%) of men approve and 43% (down 3%) disapprove; 34% (down 3%) of women approve and 50% (up 1%) disapprove.

Approval of Julia Gillard

Jan 14, 2013

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

10 Dec

14 Jan 2013

Total approve

52%

43%

41%

34%

28%

34%

32%

32%

35%

37%

41%

Total disapprove

30%

40%

46%

54%

64%

54%

61%

56%

54%

53%

49%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

7%

6%

5%

6%

8%

6%

7%

10%

9%

Approve

41%

33%

34%

28%

23%

28%

24%

26%

28%

27%

32%

Disapprove

17%

24%

22%

29%

28%

25%

29%

22%

27%

25%

23%

Strongly disapprove

13%

16%

24%

25%

36%

29%

32%

34%

27%

28%

26%

Don’t know

18%

17%

13%

13%

8%

11%

7%

12%

11%

11%

10%

41% (up 4%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 49% (down 4%) disapprove – an 8-point change in net rating from -16 to -8.

87% of Labor voters approve (up 5%) and 7% disapprove (down 6%).

By gender – men 40% approve/53% disapprove, women 42% approve/45% disapprove.  In net terms this represents an improvement with men from -21 to -13 and with women from -10 to -3.

Approval of Julia Gillard

Dec 10, 2012

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

 

19
Jul
10

20 Dec

14 Mar
11

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

10 Sept

15 Oct

12 Nov

10 Dec

Total approve

52%

43%

41%

34%

28%

34%

32%

32%

35%

41%

41%

37%

Total disapprove

30%

40%

46%

54%

64%

54%

61%

56%

54%

51%

49%

53%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

7%

6%

5%

6%

8%

6%

7%

9%

7%

10%

Approve

41%

33%

34%

28%

23%

28%

24%

26%

28%

32%

34%

27%

Disapprove

17%

24%

22%

29%

28%

25%

29%

22%

27%

24%

25%

25%

Strongly disapprove

13%

16%

24%

25%

36%

29%

32%

34%

27%

27%

24%

28%

Don’t know

18%

17%

13%

13%

8%

11%

7%

12%

11%

8%

10%

11%

37% (down 4%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 53% (up 4%) disapprove – an 8-point change in net rating from -8 to -16.

82% of Labor voters approve (down 3%) and 13% disapprove (up 5%).

By gender – men 36% approve/57% disapprove, women 38% approve/48% disapprove.  In net terms this represents a shift with men from -16 to -21 and with women from 0 to -10.

Better Prime Minister

Oct 15, 2012

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 Sep

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

16 Jul

13 Aug

10 Sep

15 Oct

Vote
ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

37%

36%

40%

43%

89%

5%

77%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

38%

38%

37%

36%

2%

81%

2%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

26%

26%

24%

20%

9%

14%

21%

43% (up 3%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 36% (down 1%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men are evenly split (at 40% each) and women prefer Julia Gillard 47%/33%. Compared to last month’s figures, Julia Gillard’s margin over Tony Abbott has changed 8 points in her favour among men (from 36%/44%) but is unchanged among women (from 44%/30%).

Approval of Julia Gillard

Aug 13, 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

16 Jul

13 Aug

Total approve

52%

43%

41%

34%

28%

34%

32%

32%

32%

31%

Total disapprove

30%

40%

46%

54%

64%

54%

61%

56%

58%

57%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

7%

6%

5%

6%

8%

6%

5%

7%

Approve

41%

33%

34%

28%

23%

28%

24%

26%

27%

24%

Disapprove

17%

24%

22%

29%

28%

25%

29%

22%

26%

25%

Strongly disapprove

13%

16%

24%

25%

36%

29%

32%

34%

32%

32%

Don’t know

18%

17%

13%

13%

8%

11%

7%

12%

10%

13%

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 57% (down 1%) disapprove – no change in net rating of -26.

73% of Labor voters approve (no change) and 17% disapprove (down 2%).

By gender – men 31% approve/60% disapprove, women 31% approve/52% disapprove.

Approval of Julia Gillard

Jun 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

12 Dec

16 Jan 2012

13 Feb

12 Mar

16 Apr

14 May

12 Jun

Total approve

52%

43%

41%

34%

28%

34%

37%

36%

32%

32%

31%

32%

Total disapprove

30%

40%

46%

54%

64%

54%

52%

53%

61%

58%

60%

56%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

7%

6%

5%

6%

6%

6%

8%

7%

5%

6%

Approve

41%

33%

34%

28%

23%

28%

31%

30%

24%

25%

26%

26%

Disapprove

17%

24%

22%

29%

28%

25%

27%

26%

29%

31%

26%

22%

Strongly disapprove

13%

16%

24%

25%

36%

29%

25%

27%

32%

27%

34%

34%

Don’t know

18%

17%

13%

13%

8%

11%

12%

11%

7%

10%

10%

12%

Julia Gillard’s approval rating has improved a little since last month. 32% (up 1%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 56% (down 4%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -29 to -24 over the last 4 weeks.

74% of Labor voters approve (up 5%) and 16% disapprove (down 8%).

By gender – men 32% approve/57% disapprove, women 32% approve/54% 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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