Essential Report

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

Apr 11, 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 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar 2017
Total approve 35%   20% 74% 15% 19%   56% 45% 38% 34% 37% 34% 33%
Total disapprove 47%   65% 18% 75% 68%   23% 35% 40% 46% 48% 49% 50%
Strongly approve 5% 4% 11% 1% 13% 6% 6% 5% 6% 5% 5%
Approve 30% 16% 63% 15% 18% 43% 39% 32% 29% 31% 29% 28%
Disapprove 29% 36% 16% 41% 41% 16% 24% 24% 30% 30% 28% 30%
Strongly disapprove 18% 29% 2% 34% 27% 7% 11% 16% 16% 18% 21% 20%
Don’t know 17% 15% 7% 9% 13% 21% 21% 21% 20% 16% 16% 18%

 

35% (up 2% from 4 weeks ago) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 47% (down 3%) disapprove – a change in net approval rating from -17 to -12.

 

74% (up 7%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 18% (down 3%) disapproving. 20% (down 4%) of Labor voters and 15% (down 2%) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 40% approve/51% disapprove and women 32% approve/44% disapprove.

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