Approval of Bill Shorten

Jul 12, 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 Mar 2016 14 Jun 2016 28 Jun 2016
Total approve 39%   78% 18% 40% 23%   31% 35% 27% 27% 34% 37%
Total disapprove 41%   10% 67% 36% 66%   27% 39% 47% 47% 40% 39%
Strongly approve 11% 27% 2% 9% 1% 5% 7% 4% 3% 7% 8%
Approve 28% 51% 16% 31% 22% 26% 28% 23% 24% 27% 29%
Disapprove 21% 9% 26% 28% 38% 17% 23% 26% 29% 22% 23%
Strongly disapprove 20% 1% 41% 8% 28% 10% 16% 21% 18% 18% 16%
Don’t know 20% 13% 16% 23% 11% 43% 26% 25% 26% 25% 24%

39% (up 2% in last 2 weeks) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 41% (up 2%) disapprove – no change in his net rating of -2.

78% (up 4%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 10% (no change) disapprove.

43% of men and 35% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 41% of men and 41% of women disapprove.

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