Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Mar 11, 2014

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/ Indep-endent

12 Nov 2013

10 Dec

14 jan 2014

11 Feb

Total approve

32%

57%

17%

45%

19%

31%

39%

35%

30%

Total disapprove

39%

15%

62%

29%

46%

27%

31%

32%

34%

Strongly approve

4%

10%

2%

2%

5%

7%

5%

4%

Approve

28%

47%

15%

45%

17%

26%

32%

30%

26%

Disapprove

24%

14%

31%

24%

31%

17%

19%

20%

21%

Strongly disapprove

15%

1%

31%

5%

15%

10%

12%

12%

13%

Don’t know

29%

28%

20%

26%

34%

43%

31%

32%

35%

32% (up 2%) approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader and 39% (up 5%) disapprove. 29% could not give an opinion. This represents a decline in his rating as Opposition Leader over the last four weeks from net -4 to net -7.

By gender – 36% (up 3%) of men approve and 42% (no change) disapprove; 29% (up 1%) of women approve and 36% (up 8%) disapprove.

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