Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jun 15, 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 Dec 2014 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 17 May 2016 31 May 2016
Total approve 34%   61% 22% 28% 20%   31% 35% 27% 27% 27% 27% 30% 34% 34%
Total disapprove 40%   17% 62% 41% 60%   27% 39% 47% 47% 48% 47% 44% 43% 44%
Strongly approve 7%   18% 1% 6% 1%   5% 7% 4% 4% 5% 3% 5% 6% 7%
Approve 27%   43% 21% 22% 19%   26% 28% 23% 23% 22% 24% 25% 28% 27%
Disapprove 22%   15% 27% 28% 34%   17% 23% 26% 28% 26% 29% 22% 26% 26%
Strongly disapprove 18%   2% 35% 13% 26%   10% 16% 21% 19% 22% 18% 22% 17% 18%
Don’t know 25%   21% 16% 31% 20%   43% 26% 25% 26% 25% 26% 25% 23% 23%

34% (no change in last 2 weeks) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 40% (down 4%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -10 to -6.

61% (down 5%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 17% (down 1%) disapprove.

36% of men and 33% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 44% of men and 37% of women disapprove.

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