Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Apr 8, 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

14 Jan 2014

11 Feb

11 Mar

Total approve

34%

 

62%

16%

36%

29%

31%

35%

30%

32%

Total disapprove

38%

 

15%

61%

35%

44%

27%

32%

34%

39%

Strongly approve

6%

12%

3%

2%

2%

5%

5%

4%

4%

Approve

28%

50%

13%

34%

27%

26%

30%

26%

28%

Disapprove

22%

13%

29%

27%

25%

17%

20%

21%

24%

Strongly disapprove

16%

2%

32%

8%

19%

10%

12%

13%

15%

Don’t know

28%

23%

23%

30%

25%

43%

32%

35%

29%

34% (up 2%) approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader and 38% (down 1%) disapprove. 28% could not give an opinion. This represents an improvement in his rating as Opposition Leader over the last four weeks from net -7 to net -4.

By gender – 36% (no change) of men approve and 44% (up 2%) disapprove; 32% (up 3%) of women approve and 32% (down 4%) disapprove.

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