Essential Report

Approval of Joe Hockey

May 12, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other/ Indep-endent   Nov 2013 Aug 2014 Mar 2015
Total approve 30%   10% 63% 14% 18% 45% 35% 27%
Total disapprove 48%   71% 19% 63% 59% 28% 44% 51%
Strongly approve 6% 1% 13% 3% 1% 13% 11% 6%
Approve 24% 9% 50% 11% 17% 32% 24% 21%
Disapprove 25% 33% 15% 33% 30% 15% 20% 25%
Strongly disapprove 23% 38% 4% 30% 29% 13% 24% 26%
Don’t know 23% 19% 18% 23% 23% 27% 21% 22%

30% approve of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer and 48% disapprove. 23% could not give an opinion.

This represents a change in net rating from -24 to -18 since this question was asked in March.

By gender – 34% (+6) of men approve and 51% (-3) disapprove; 26% (-1) of women approve and 43% (-5) disapprove.

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