Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Sep 13, 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 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016
Total approve 36%   62% 25% 33% 25%   31% 35% 27% 27% 34% 39% 37%
Total disapprove 41%   19% 61% 35% 58%   27% 39% 47% 47% 40% 41% 41%
Strongly approve 6% 14% 1% 6% 3% 5% 7% 4% 3% 7% 11% 7%
Approve 30% 48% 24% 27% 22% 26% 28% 23% 24% 27% 28% 30%
Disapprove 24% 17% 29% 33% 28% 17% 23% 26% 29% 22% 21% 23%
Strongly disapprove 17% 2% 32% 2% 30% 10% 16% 21% 18% 18% 20% 18%
Don’t know 22% 19% 14% 33% 18% 43% 26% 25% 26% 25% 20% 22%

36% (down 1% in last 4 weeks) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 41% (no change) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -4 to -5.

62% (down 5%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 19% (up 4%) disapprove.

39% of men and 33% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 44% of men and 39% of women disapprove.

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