Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jan 19, 2016

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

June 2014

Dec 2014

Mar 2015

Jun 2015

Sep 2015

Dec 2015

Total approve

27%

50%

18%

23%

17%

31%

38%

35%

34%

32%

29%

27%

Total disapprove

47%

27%

65%

52%

63%

27%

40%

39%

39%

45%

50%

47%

Strongly approve

4%

9%

3%

3%

5%

7%

7%

5%

6%

5%

4%

Approve

23%

41%

15%

23%

14%

26%

31%

28%

29%

26%

24%

23%

Disapprove

28%

23%

31%

39%

31%

17%

22%

23%

21%

27%

27%

26%

Strongly disapprove

19%

4%

34%

13%

32%

10%

18%

16%

18%

18%

23%

21%

Don’t know

26%

24%

17%

25%

22%

43%

22%

26%

27%

22%

21%

25%

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.

50% (down 2%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 27% (no change) disapprove. 32% of men and 22% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 53% of men and 43% of women disapprove.

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