Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Mar 14, 2017

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 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017
Total approve 30%   60% 17% 29% 13%   31% 35% 27% 27% 34% 36% 35% 37% 30%
Total disapprove 49%   23% 71% 45% 68%   27% 39% 47% 47% 40% 41% 38% 44% 47%
Strongly approve 4% 11% 1% 2% 1% 5% 7% 4% 3% 7% 6% 6% 7% 5%
Approve 26% 49% 16% 27% 12% 26% 28% 23% 24% 27% 30% 29% 30% 25%
Disapprove 26% 18% 31% 37% 27% 17% 23% 26% 29% 22% 24% 21% 25% 27%
Strongly disapprove 23% 5% 40% 8% 41% 10% 16% 21% 18% 18% 17% 17% 19% 20%
Don’t know 22% 18% 12% 26% 18% 43% 26% 25% 26% 25% 22% 25% 20% 22%

 

30% (no change in last 4 weeks) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 49% (up 2%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -17 to -19. This is Bill Shorten’s worst net rating since March 2016.

60% (down 3%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 23% (up 7%) disapprove.

35% of men and 25% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 50% of men and 46% of women disapprove.

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