Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Aug 11, 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 2013 June 2014 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015
Total approve 29% 56% 17% 20% 17% 31% 38% 34% 33% 32% 32% 27%
Total disapprove 52% 26% 73% 60% 76% 27% 40% 39% 42% 41% 45% 52%
Strongly approve 4% 10% 2% 2% 4% 5% 7% 5% 6% 4% 6% 5%
Approve 25% 46% 15% 18% 13% 26% 31% 29% 27% 28% 26% 22%
Disapprove 31% 23% 34% 46% 41% 17% 22% 21% 25% 23% 27% 28%
Strongly disapprove 21% 3% 39% 14% 35% 10% 18% 18% 17% 18% 18% 24%
Don’t know 19% 18% 11% 19% 8% 43% 22% 27% 25% 27% 22% 21%

29% (up 2%) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 52% (no change) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -25 to -23.

56% (up 6%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 26% (down 3%) disapprove.

32% of men and 27% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 55% of men and 49% of women disapprove.

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