Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

May 17, 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 Jun 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016
Total approve 34%   64% 21% 21% 21%   31% 38% 35% 32% 27% 27% 27% 27% 30%
Total disapprove 43%   15% 64% 56% 61%   27% 40% 39% 45% 47% 47% 48% 47% 44%
Strongly approve 6% 15% 3% 1% 2% 5% 7% 7% 6% 4% 4% 5% 3% 5%
Approve 28% 49% 18% 20% 19% 26% 31% 28% 26% 23% 23% 22% 24% 25%
Disapprove 26% 13% 34% 48% 31% 17% 22% 23% 27% 26% 28% 26% 29% 22%
Strongly disapprove 17% 2% 30% 8% 30% 10% 18% 16% 18% 21% 19% 22% 18% 22%
Don’t know 23% 20% 15% 23% 17% 43% 22% 26% 22% 25% 26% 25% 26% 25%

34% (up 4%) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 43% (down 1%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -14 to -9.

64% (up 4%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 15% (down 3%) disapprove.

37% of men and 32% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 49% of men and 36% of women disapprove.

COVID-19 RESEARCH

Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.

Sign up for updates

Receive the Essential Report in your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.