Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jun 28, 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
Total approve 37%   74% 18% 42% 20%
Total disapprove 39%   10% 67% 39% 57%
Strongly approve 8% 20% 2% 4% 4%
Approve 29% 54% 16% 38% 16%
Disapprove 23% 9% 34% 30% 35%
Strongly disapprove 16% 1% 33% 9% 22%
Don’t know 24% 16% 16% 20% 24%

 

  Nov 2013 Dec 2014 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 17 May 2016 31 May 2016 14 Jun 2016
Total approve 31% 35% 27% 27% 27% 27% 30% 34% 34% 34%
Total disapprove 27% 39% 47% 47% 48% 47% 44% 43% 44% 40%
Strongly approve 5% 7% 4% 4% 5% 3% 5% 6% 7% 7%
Approve 26% 28% 23% 23% 22% 24% 25% 28% 27% 27%
Disapprove 17% 23% 26% 28% 26% 29% 22% 26% 26% 22%
Strongly disapprove 10% 16% 21% 19% 22% 18% 22% 17% 18% 18%
Don’t know 43% 26% 25% 26% 25% 26% 25% 23% 23% 25%

37% (up 3% in last 2 weeks) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 39% (down 1%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -6 to -2.

74% (up 13%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 10% (down 7%) disapprove.

39% of men and 36% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 42% of men and 37% of women disapprove.

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