Essential Report

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

Jan 17, 2017

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 Dec 2016
Total approve 37%   20% 76% 13% 12%   56% 45% 38% 35% 38% 36% 34%
Total disapprove 48%   69% 17% 68% 69%   23% 35% 40% 43% 41% 44% 46%
Strongly approve 6% 4% 12% 2% 13% 6% 6% 4% 5% 6% 5%
Approve 31% 16% 64% 11% 12% 43% 39% 32% 31% 33% 30% 29%
Disapprove 30% 40% 15% 40% 41% 16% 24% 24% 27% 25% 26% 30%
Strongly disapprove 18% 29% 2% 28% 28% 7% 11% 16% 16% 16% 18% 16%
Don’t know 16% 12% 7% 19% 18% 21% 21% 21% 22% 20% 21% 20%

37% (up 3% from 5 weeks ago) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 48% (up 2%) disapprove – a change in net approval rating from -12 to -11. This is Malcolm Turnbull’s highest level of disapproval since becoming Prime Minister.

 

76% (up 11%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 17% (down 3%) disapproving. 20% (up 1%) of Labor voters and 13% (down 11%) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 39% approve/52% disapprove and women 35% approve/44% disapprove.

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