Essential Report

Approval of Joe Hockey

Sep 8, 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   Nov 2013 Aug 2014 Mar 2015 May 2015

Pre-budget

May 2015

Post-budget

Total approve 30% 9% 64% 8% 19% 45% 35% 27% 30% 34%
Total disapprove 52% 77% 20% 84% 62% 28% 44% 51% 48% 44%
Strongly approve 5% 1% 13% 2% 13% 11% 6% 6% 8%
Approve 25% 8% 51% 8% 17% 32% 24% 21% 24% 26%
Disapprove 24% 28% 16% 28% 36% 15% 20% 25% 25% 23%
Strongly disapprove 28% 49% 4% 56% 26% 13% 24% 26% 23% 21%
Don’t know 19% 14% 15% 8% 18% 27% 21% 22% 23% 22%

30% approve of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer and 52% disapprove. 19% could not give an opinion.

Since May 2014 (post-budget), Hockey’s disapproval rating has risen from 44% to 52%. Overall his net approval rating has dropped from -10 to -22. This is lower than his pre-budget 2015 net approval rating of -18.

64% of Liberal/National voters approve of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer – 20% disapprove. 77% of Labor and 84% of Greens voters disapprove of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer.

By gender – 33% of men approve and 43% disapprove; 27% of women approve and 49% disapprove. Hockey’s approval rating by women is -22 and for men is -11.

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