Essential Report

Bill Shorten

Dec 11, 2017

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2017 Oct 2017 Sep 2017 June 2017 Mar 2017 Dec 2016 Dec 2015 Dec 2014
Total Approve 36%   64% 21% 47% 19%   35% 37% 36% 34% 30% 35% 27% 35%
Total Disapprove 45%   19% 69% 32% 69%   48% 44% 47% 43% 49% 38% 47% 39%
Strongly approve 7%   15% 4% 4% 4%   7% 8% 7% 5% 4% 6% 4% 7%
Approve 29%   49% 17% 43% 15%   28% 29% 29% 29% 26% 29% 23% 28%
Disapprove 23%   17% 28% 28% 34%   27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 21% 26% 23%
Strongly disapprove 22%   2% 41% 4% 35%   21% 17% 22% 15% 23% 17% 21% 16%
Don’t know 19%   17% 10% 20% 12%   17% 19% 17% 23% 22% 25% 25% 26%

36% approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader (up 1% from last month), and 45% disapproved (down 3%) – a change in net approval rating from -13 to -9.

64% (no change) of ALP voters approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing, compared to 47% of Greens voters and 21% of Liberal/National voters.

By gender, men were 40% approve/49% disapprove and women 33% approve/40% disapprove.

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