Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jan 13, 2015

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 13

Mar 14

June 14

Sep 14

Oct 14

Nov 14

Dec 14

Total
approve

39%

68%

23%

47%

22%

31%

32%

38%

35%

35%

37%

35%

Total disapprove

33%

12%

53%

27%

50%

27%

39%

40%

36%

36%

38%

39%

Strongly approve

7%

16%

2%

5%

3%

5%

4%

7%

5%

5%

6%

7%

Approve

32%

52%

21%

42%

19%

26%

28%

31%

30%

30%

31%

28%

Disapprove

19%

9%

25%

21%

35%

17%

24%

22%

22%

24%

25%

23%

Strongly disapprove

14%

3%

28%

6%

15%

10%

15%

18%

14%

12%

13%

16%

Don’t
know

28%

20%

24%

26%

27%

43%

29%

22%

29%

29%

25%

26%

39% (up 4% since December) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 33% (down 6%) disapprove – for a net rating of +6 (up 10%). This is Bill Shorten’s first positive net rating since January last year.

68% (up 4%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 12% (down 3%) disapprove.

41% of men and 36% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 34% of men and 33% of women disapprove.

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