Approval of Tony Abbott

Jul 26, 2010

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

Malcolm Turnbull Tony Abbott
30 Nov 09 14 Dec 09 18 Jan 10 22 Feb 10 29 Mar 10 3 May 10 31 May 10 28 Jun 10 5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10
Total approve 25% 34% 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 40% 37% 40% 35%
Total disapprove 55% 36% 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 39% 47% 44% 46%
Strongly approve 2% 7% 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 9% 8% 6% 6%
Approve 23% 27% 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 31% 29% 34% 29%
Disapprove 33% 18% 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 20% 23% 22% 22%
Strongly disapprove 22% 18% 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 19% 24% 22% 24%
Don’t know 19% 31% 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 20% 16% 16% 19%

35% approve Tony Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader and 46% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has decreased by 5% and disapproval increased by 2%. 78% of Liberal/National voters approve and 11% disapprove. Among Labor voters, 15% approve and 74% disapprove.

There were no substantial differences by gender – men 37% approve/48% disapprove and women 33% approve/44% disapprove.

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