Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 2, 2010

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

Malcolm Turnbull Tony Abbott
30 Nov 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 2 Aug 10
Total approve 25% 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 40% 37% 40% 35% 38%
Total disapprove 55% 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 39% 47% 44% 46% 48%
Strongly approve 2% 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 9% 8% 6% 6% 8%
Approve 23% 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 31% 29% 34% 29% 30%
Disapprove 33% 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 20% 23% 22% 22% 27%
Strongly disapprove 22% 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 19% 24% 22% 24% 21%
Don’t know 19% 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 20% 16% 16% 19% 14%

38% approve Tony Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader and 48% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has increased by 3% and disapproval increased by 2%. 82% of Liberal/National voters approve and 11% disapprove. Among Labor voters, 14% approve and 78% disapprove.

By gender – men 41% approve/48% disapprove and women 35% approve/48% disapprove.

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