Essential Report

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

Aug 9, 2016

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Dec 2015 Mar 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016
Total approve 38%   15% 77% 18% 27%   56% 45% 38% 37%
Total disapprove 43%   69% 14% 62% 59%   23% 35% 40% 48%
Strongly approve 6%   2% 15% 1%   13% 6% 6% 8%
Approve 32%   13% 62% 18% 26%   43% 39% 32% 29%
Disapprove 26%   37% 12% 37% 35%   16% 24% 24% 27%
Strongly disapprove 17%   32% 2% 25% 24%   7% 11% 16% 21%
Don’t know 19%   16% 10% 19% 15%   21% 21% 21% 16%

38% (up 1% from 4 weeks ago) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 43% (down 5%) disapprove – a change in net approval rating from -11 to -5.

77% (up 2%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 14% (no change) disapproving. 15% (up 2%) of Labor voters and 18% (down 1%) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 42% approve/46% disapprove and women 33% approve/41% disapprove.

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