Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Dec 8, 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

 

 

Dec 2014

Mar 2015

Jun 2015

Sep 2015

Oct 2015

Nov 2015

Total approve

27%

52%

18%

24%

16%

 

 

35%

34%

32%

29%

30%

27%

Total disapprove

47%

27%

66%

48%

65%

 

 

39%

39%

45%

50%

42%

47%

Strongly approve

4%

10%

2%

1%

3%

 

 

7%

5%

6%

5%

6%

4%

Approve

23%

42%

16%

23%

13%

 

 

28%

29%

26%

24%

24%

23%

Disapprove

26%

21%

29%

35%

34%

 

 

23%

21%

27%

27%

25%

25%

Strongly disapprove

21%

6%

37%

13%

31%

 

 

16%

18%

18%

23%

17%

22%

Don’t know

25%

22%

16%

17%

19%

 

 

26%

27%

22%

21%

27%

26%

27% (no change) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 47% (no change) disapprove – no change in his net rating of -20.

52% (up 4%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 27% (up 2%) disapprove. 29% of men and 26% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 54% of men and 42% of women disapprove.

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