Essential Report

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

May 17, 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   Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016
Total approve 40%   20% 73% 17% 26%   47% 56% 56% 51% 51% 45% 39%
Total disapprove 42%   64% 17% 71% 61%   17% 20% 23% 25% 27% 35% 39%
Strongly approve 7% 4% 14% 1% 11% 12% 13% 9% 8% 6% 7%
Approve 33% 16% 59% 17% 25% 36% 44% 43% 42% 43% 39% 32%
Disapprove 26% 37% 14% 38% 35% 11% 14% 16% 16% 18% 24% 23%
Strongly disapprove 16% 27% 3% 33% 26% 6% 6% 7% 9% 9% 11% 16%
Don’t know 17% 15% 11% 13% 14% 35% 23% 21% 23% 21% 21% 22%

40% (up 1% since last month) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 42% (up 3%) disapprove – a net approval rating of -2 (down 2).

73% (up 4%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 17% (down 2%) disapproving. 20% (down 1%) of Labor voters and 17% (down 14%) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 43% approve/45% disapprove and women 37% approve/40% disapprove.

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