Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Oct 11, 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 Jul 2016 Sep 2016
Total approve 37%   65% 25% 42% 22%   31% 35% 27% 39% 36%
Total disapprove 40%   18% 61% 35% 65%   27% 39% 47% 41% 41%
Strongly approve 5%   13% 2% 6% 1%   5% 7% 4% 11% 6%
Approve 32%   52% 23% 36% 21%   26% 28% 23% 28% 30%
Disapprove 23%   15% 28% 30% 32%   17% 23% 26% 21% 24%
Strongly disapprove 17%   3% 33% 5% 33%   10% 16% 21% 20% 17%
Don’t know 22%   18% 14% 22% 13%   43% 26% 25% 20% 22%

37% (up 1% in last 4 weeks) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 40% (down 1%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -5 to -3.

65% (up 3%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 18% (down 1%) disapprove.

42% of men and 32% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 43% of men and 37% of women disapprove.

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