Essential Report

Approval of Tony Abbott

Feb 11, 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 Opp Leader

2 Sep 13

Tony Abbott as PM

24 Sep

22 Oct

12 Nov

10 Dec

14 Jan 2014

Total approve

41%

12%

85%

14%

17%

40%

41%

46%

45%

45%

47%

Total disapprove

47%

81%

6%

76%

64%

49%

36%

35%

40%

46%

43%

Strongly approve

12%

2%

29%

4%

13%

14%

16%

14%

12%

13%

Approve

29%

10%

56%

14%

13%

27%

27%

30%

31%

33%

34%

Disapprove

19%

27%

6%

17%

32%

19%

13%

15%

19%

20%

18%

Strongly disapprove

28%

54%

59%

32%

30%

23%

20%

21%

26%

25%

Don’t know

12%

7%

9%

10%

19%

10%

23%

19%

16%

9%

11%

41% (down 6%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister and 47% (up 4%) disapprove. This represents a decline in his rating as Prime Minister over the last four weeks from net +4 to net -6.

By gender – 45% (down 6%) of men approve and 47% (up 6%) disapprove; 38% (down 3%) of women approve and 47% (up 3%) disapprove.

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