Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jul 14, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote
GRN
Vote Other   Nov 13 Mar 14 June 14 Dec 14 Mar 15 Apr 15 May 15 Jun 15
Total approve 27% 50% 16% 20% 19% 31% 32% 38% 35% 34% 33% 32% 32%
Total disapprove 52% 29% 70% 62% 68% 27% 39% 40% 39% 39% 42% 41% 45%
Strongly approve 5% 12% 1% 2% 1% 5% 4% 7% 7% 5% 6% 4% 6%
Approve 22% 38% 15% 18% 18% 26% 28% 31% 28% 29% 27% 28% 26%
Disapprove 28% 22% 28% 48% 30% 17% 24% 22% 23% 21% 25% 23% 27%
Strongly disapprove 24% 7% 42% 14% 38% 10% 15% 18% 16% 18% 17% 18% 18%
Don’t know 21% 21% 14% 19% 13% 43% 29% 22% 26% 27% 25% 27% 22%

27% (down 5%) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 52% (up 7%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -13 to -25, his lowest since becoming leader.

50% (down 8%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 29% (up 6%) disapprove.

28% of men and 26% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 57% of men and 47% of women disapprove.

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