Essential Report

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

Dec 13, 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 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016
Total approve 34%   19% 65% 24% 17%   56% 45% 38% 35% 38% 36%
Total disapprove 46%   66% 20% 62% 63%   23% 35% 40% 43% 41% 44%
Strongly approve 5% 2% 11% 2% 3% 13% 6% 6% 4% 5% 6%
Approve 29% 17% 54% 22% 14% 43% 39% 32% 31% 33% 30%
Disapprove 30% 39% 17% 43% 41% 16% 24% 24% 27% 25% 26%
Strongly disapprove 16% 27% 3% 19% 22% 7% 11% 16% 16% 16% 18%
Don’t know 20% 14% 15% 14% 20% 21% 21% 21% 22% 20% 21%

34% (down 2% from 5 weeks ago) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 46% (up 2%) disapprove – a change in net approval rating from -8 to -12. This is Malcolm Turnbull’s lowest approval and net rating since becoming Prime Minister.

65% (down 3%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 20% (up 4%) disapproving. 19% (down 4%) of Labor voters and 24% (up 6%) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 39% approve/49% disapprove and women 30% approve/42% disapprove.

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