Essential Report

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

Oct 11, 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 Aug 2016 Sep 2016
Total approve 38%   21% 74% 28% 25%   56% 45% 38% 37% 38% 35%
Total disapprove 41%   64% 15% 57% 58%   23% 35% 40% 48% 43% 43%
Strongly approve 5%   3% 10% 5% 5%   13% 6% 6% 8% 6% 4%
Approve 33%   18% 64% 23% 20%   43% 39% 32% 29% 32% 31%
Disapprove 25%   35% 11% 38% 38%   16% 24% 24% 27% 26% 27%
Strongly disapprove 16%   29% 4% 19% 20%   7% 11% 16% 21% 17% 16%
Don’t know 20%   16% 11% 15% 17%   21% 21% 21% 16% 19% 22%

38% (up 3% from 4 weeks ago) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 41% (down 2%) disapprove – a change in net approval rating from -8 to -3.

74% (up 3%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 15% (down 2%) disapproving. 21% (up 5%) of Labor voters and 28% (up 5%) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 44% approve/43% disapprove and women 33% approve/40% disapprove.

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