Essential Report

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jan 14, 2014

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

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

Tony Abbott as Opposition Leader

2 Sep 13

Tony Abbott as Prime Minister

24 Sep

22 Oct

12 Nov

10 Dec

Total approve

47%

15%

87%

7%

31%

40%

41%

46%

45%

45%

Total disapprove

43%

75%

6%

88%

57%

49%

36%

35%

40%

46%

Strongly approve

13%

2%

27%

3%

13%

14%

16%

14%

12%

Approve

34%

13%

60%

7%

28%

27%

27%

30%

31%

33%

Disapprove

18%

26%

5%

25%

38%

19%

13%

15%

19%

20%

Strongly disapprove

25%

49%

1%

63%

19%

30%

23%

20%

21%

26%

Don’t know

11%

10%

7%

5%

13%

10%

23%

19%

16%

9%

47% (up 2%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister and 43% (down 3%) disapprove. This represents an improvement in his rating as Prime Minister over the last five weeks from net -1 to net +4.

By gender – 51% (up 1%) of men approve and 41% (down 2%) disapprove; 41% (no change) of women approve and 44% (down 5%) disapprove.

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