Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Feb 10, 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 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2014

Jan 2015

Total approve

33%

64%

15%

36%

15%

31%

32%

38%

35%

35%

39%

Total disapprove

38%

12%

66%

24%

58%

27%

39%

40%

36%

39%

33%

Strongly approve

8%

19%

1%

4%

3%

5%

4%

7%

5%

7%

7%

Approve

25%

45%

14%

32%

12%

26%

28%

31%

30%

28%

32%

Disapprove

21%

10%

30%

19%

36%

17%

24%

22%

22%

23%

19%

Strongly disapprove

17%

2%

36%

5%

22%

10%

15%

18%

14%

16%

14%

Don’t know

29%

24%

19%

41%

27%

43%

29%

22%

29%

26%

28%

33% (down 6% since January) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 38% (up 5%) disapprove – for a net rating of -5 (down 11%).

64% (down 4%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 12% (no change) disapprove.

38% of men and 29% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 43% of men and 34% of women disapprove.

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