Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Dec 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 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016
Total approve 35%   62% 21% 46% 22%   31% 35% 27% 27% 34% 36% 37% 34%
Total disapprove 38%   16% 61% 32% 57%   27% 39% 47% 47% 40% 41% 40% 43%
Strongly approve 6% 15% 2% 7% 5% 7% 4% 3% 7% 6% 5% 6%
Approve 29% 47% 19% 39% 22% 26% 28% 23% 24% 27% 30% 32% 28%
Disapprove 21% 13% 30% 23% 26% 17% 23% 26% 29% 22% 24% 23% 26%
Strongly disapprove 17% 3% 31% 9% 31% 10% 16% 21% 18% 18% 17% 17% 17%
Don’t know 25% 22% 18% 22% 20% 43% 26% 25% 26% 25% 22% 22% 23%

35% (up 1% in last 5 weeks) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 38% (down 5%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -9 to -3.

62% (up 1%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 16% (down 5%) disapprove.

41% of men and 30% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 43% of men and 34% of women disapprove.

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