Approval of Tony Abbott

Sep 10, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader?

19 Jul 2010

14 June 2011

12 Dec 2011

16 Jan 2012

16 Apr 2012

16 Jul 2012

Last month 13 Aug 2012

This week   10 Sept 2012

Total approve

40%

38%

32%

35%

38%

35%

36%

32%

Total disapprove

44%

48%

53%

51%

50%

53%

51%

55%

Strongly approve

6%

6%

6%

7%

7%

7%

8%

6%

Approve

34%

32%

26%

28%

31%

28%

28%

26%

Disapprove

22%

25%

25%

25%

23%

23%

22%

26%

Strongly disapprove

22%

23%

28%

26%

27%

30%

29%

29%

Don’t know

16%

15%

14%

13%

13%

12%

13%

13%

Tony Abbott’s approval fell 4 points within the last month, from 36% approval in August to 32% this week.  His disapproval picked up 4 points from 51% to 55% in the same period.   Over the 2 years since July 2010, his disapproval has risen 11 points from 44% to 55%.

There were few significant variations by state, save that respondents in South Australia were significantly more likely to disapprove of the job Abbot is doing as Opposition leader (63%).

Male respondents were more likely to approve of Abbott’s performance (36% approve / 55% disapprove) compared to female respondents (28% approve / 54% disapprove).

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