Essential Report

Approval of Tony Abbott’s handling of Malaysia Airlines disaster

Jul 29, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s handling of Australia’s response to the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

67%

55%

89%

58%

62%

Total disapprove

13%

22%

3%

17%

14%

Strongly approve

23%

9%

46%

7%

18%

Approve

44%

46%

43%

51%

44%

Disapprove

10%

15%

3%

15%

10%

Strongly disapprove

3%

7%

*

2%

4%

Don’t know

20%

22%

8%

26%

25%

67% approve of Tony Abbott’s handling of Australia’s response to the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane and 13% disapprove.

Although approval by Liberal/National voters is very high (89%) a majority of each voter group also approve.

81% of those aged 55+ approve while 35% of those aged under 35 have no opinion.

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