Essential Report

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

May 31, 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 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 17 May 2016
Total approve 41%   22% 79% 17% 22%   47% 56% 51% 51% 45% 39% 40%
Total disapprove 39%   64% 9% 62% 61%   17% 23% 25% 27% 35% 39% 42%
Strongly approve 9% 5% 19% 2% 4% 11% 13% 9% 8% 6% 7% 7%
Approve 32% 17% 60% 15% 18% 36% 43% 42% 43% 39% 32% 33%
Disapprove 22% 32% 7% 33% 33% 11% 16% 16% 18% 24% 23% 26%
Strongly disapprove 17% 32% 2% 29% 28% 6% 7% 9% 9% 11% 16% 16%
Don’t know 19% 14% 12% 22% 17% 35% 21% 23% 21% 21% 22% 17%

41% (up 1% from 2 weeks ago) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 39% (down 3%) disapprove – a net approval rating of +2 (up 4).

79% (up 6%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 9% (down 8%) disapproving. 22% (up 2%) of Labor voters and 17% (no change) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 49% approve/38% disapprove and women 35% approve/41% disapprove.

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