Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Mar 8, 2016

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 Jun 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016
Total approve 27%   51% 17% 28% 20%   31% 38% 35% 32% 27% 27% 27%
Total disapprove 47%   24% 67% 52% 62%   27% 40% 39% 45% 47% 47% 48%
Strongly approve 3%   9% 1% 3% 2%   5% 7% 7% 6% 4% 4% 5%
Approve 24%   42% 16% 25% 18%   26% 31% 28% 26% 23% 23% 22%
Disapprove 29%   21% 36% 39% 30%   17% 22% 23% 27% 26% 28% 26%
Strongly disapprove 18%   3% 31% 13% 32%   10% 18% 16% 18% 21% 19% 22%
Don’t know 26%   25% 16% 20% 18%   43% 22% 26% 22% 25% 26% 25%

27% (no change) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 47% (down 1%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -21 to -20.

51% (up 3%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 24% (down 2%) disapprove.

28% of men and 27% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 52% of men and 42% of women disapprove.

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