Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Apr 11, 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 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar 2017
Total approve 33%   64% 20% 31% 14%   31% 35% 27% 35% 37% 30% 30%
Total disapprove 46%   17% 67% 54% 68%   27% 39% 47% 38% 44% 47% 49%
Strongly approve 5%   13% 2% 1%   5% 7% 4% 6% 7% 5% 4%
Approve 28%   51% 18% 30% 14%   26% 28% 23% 29% 30% 25% 26%
Disapprove 26%   13% 32% 51% 31%   17% 23% 26% 21% 25% 27% 26%
Strongly disapprove 20%   4% 35% 3% 37%   10% 16% 21% 17% 19% 20% 23%
Don’t know 22%   19% 13% 14% 18%   43% 26% 25% 25% 20% 22% 22%

 

33% (up 3% in last 4 weeks) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 46% (down 3%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -19 to -13.

64% (up 4%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 17% (down 6%) disapprove.

33% of men and 33% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 53% of men and 39% of women disapprove.

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