Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jan 14, 2014

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/ Indep-endent

 

12 Nov

10 Dec

Total approve

35%

 

55%

23%

41%

28%

31%

39%

Total disapprove

32%

 

15%

50%

17%

45%

27%

31%

Strongly approve

5%

12%

1%

5%

2%

5%

7%

Approve

30%

43%

22%

36%

26%

26%

32%

Disapprove

20%

 12%

26%

15%

34%

17%

19%

Strongly disapprove

12%

3%

24%

2%

11%

10%

12%

Don’t know

32%

30%

27%

42%

28%

43%

31%

35% (down 4%) approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader and 32% (up 1%) disapprove. 32% could not give an opinion. This represents a decline in his rating as Opposition Leader over the last five weeks from net +8 to net +3.

By gender – 36% (down 4%) of men approve and 39% (up 4%) disapprove; 34% (down 2%) of women approve and 27% (no change) disapprove.

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