Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Dec 9, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Nov 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Oct 2014

Nov 2014

Total approve

35%

64%

19%

43%

22%

31%

32%

38%

35%

35%

37%

Total disapprove

39%

15%

62%

30%

52%

27%

39%

40%

36%

36%

38%

Strongly approve

7%

16%

1%

12%

3%

5%

4%

7%

5%

5%

6%

Approve

28%

48%

18%

31%

19%

26%

28%

31%

30%

30%

31%

Disapprove

23%

12%

28%

25%

32%

17%

24%

22%

22%

24%

25%

Strongly disapprove

16%

3%

34%

5%

20%

10%

15%

18%

14%

12%

13%

Don’t know

26%

21%

18%

28%

26%

43%

29%

22%

29%

29%

25%

35% (down 2% since November) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 39% (up 1%) disapprove – for a net rating of -4 (down 3%).

64% (up 1%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 15% (down 2%) disapprove.

39% of men and 32% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 42% of men and 35% of women disapprove.

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