Approval of Julia Gillard

Sep 10, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister?

 

19 Jul 2010

14 June 2011

12 Dec 2011

16 Jan 2012

16 Apr 2012

16 Jul 2012

Last month 13 Aug 2012

This week  10 Sept 2012

Total approve

52%

34%

34%

37%

32%

32%

31%

35%

Total disapprove

30%

54%

54%

52%

58%

58%

57%

54%

Strongly approve

11%

6%

6%

6%

7%

5%

7%

7%

Approve

41%

28%

28%

31%

25%

27%

24%

28%

Disapprove

17%

29%

25%

27%

31%

26%

25%

27%

Strongly disapprove

13%

25%

29%

25%

27%

32%

32%

27%

Don’t know

18%

13%

11%

12%

10%

10%

13%

11%

Approval of Julia Gillard climbed 4 points from 31% last month to 35% approving of the job she is doing as Prime Minister this month, whilst her disapproval fell 3 points in the same time. In the 2 years since July 2010, Gillard’s disapproval has risen 24 points from 30% to 54%.

By state, approval for Gillard was strongest in South Australia (46%) and Victoria (44%) and weakest in Western Australia (66%, however this Western Australian sample size is considerably smaller at n=64).

Approval for Gillard was significantly stronger amongst female respondents (40% approve, 47% disapprove) compared to male respondents (31% approve/ 60% disapprove).

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