Essential Report

Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 9, 2010

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

18 Jan 22 Feb 29 Mar 3 May 31 May 28 Jun 5 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug
Total approve 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 40% 37% 40% 35% 38% 40%
Total disapprove 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 39% 47% 44% 46% 48% 45%
Strongly approve 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 9% 8% 6% 6% 8% 8%
Approve 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 31% 29% 34% 29% 30% 32%
Disapprove 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 20% 23% 22% 22% 27% 25%
Strongly disapprove 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 19% 24% 22% 24% 21% 20%
Don’t know 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 20% 16% 16% 19% 14% 15%

40% approve Tony Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader and 45% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has increased by 2% and disapproval decreased by 3%. 80% of Liberal/National voters approve and 11% disapprove. Among Labor voters, 14% approve and 77% disapprove.

By gender – men 46% approve/45% disapprove and women 34% approve/47% disapprove.

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