Essential Report

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

Nov 8, 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 Oct 2016
Total approve 36%   23% 68% 18% 17%   56% 45% 38% 37% 38% 35% 38%
Total disapprove 44%   64% 16% 62% 65%   23% 35% 40% 48% 43% 43% 41%
Strongly approve 6% 6% 10% 1% 1% 13% 6% 6% 8% 6% 4% 5%
Approve 30% 17% 58% 17% 16% 43% 39% 32% 29% 32% 31% 33%
Disapprove 26% 34% 12% 43% 37% 16% 24% 24% 27% 26% 27% 25%
Strongly disapprove 18% 30% 4% 19% 28% 7% 11% 16% 21% 17% 16% 16%
Don’t know 21% 13% 16% 20% 18% 21% 21% 21% 16% 19% 22% 20%

36% (down 2% from 4 weeks ago) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 44% (up 3%) disapprove – a change in net approval rating from -3 to -8.

68% (down 6%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 16% (up 1%) disapproving. 23% (up 2%) of Labor voters and 18% (down 10%) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 44% approve/43% disapprove and women 28% approve/44% disapprove.

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