Performance of Scott Morrison

Jan 14, 2020

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

Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48%
NET: Disapprove 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34%
Don’t know 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18%
Base (n) 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 11% 4% 25% 4% 5%
Approve 28% 12% 54% 16% 23%
Disapprove 20% 26% 11% 22% 25%
Strongly disapprove 32% 52% 6% 51% 38%
Don’t know 8% 7% 4% 7% 10%
NET: Approve 40% 16% 79% 20% 28%
NET: Disapprove 52% 77% 17% 73% 63%
Base (n) 1,081 349 372 106 148
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has decreased from 45% last year to 40% this year.
  • 52% disapprove of his performance in January, up from 43%. This has been driven by an increase those who strongly disapprove – up from 22% in December to 32%.
  • The PM’s approval rating among Coalition voters remains consistent with 79% approval (on par with 82% approval last month).
  • He has lost approval among Labor voters, among whom strongly disapprove has increased from 36% in December to 52%.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jan 14, 2020

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

Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
NET: Disapprove 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 8% 16% 4% 8% 2%
Approve 35% 48% 31% 34% 25%
Disapprove 21% 11% 29% 16% 27%
Strongly disapprove 10% 2% 17% 4% 15%
Don’t know 27% 22% 19% 39% 30%
NET: Approve 43% 64% 35% 41% 27%
NET: Disapprove 30% 13% 46% 20% 43%
Base (n) 1,081 349 372 106 148
  • Approval for Albanese has remained steady heading into 2020, moving from 39% to 43% between December and January.
  • His approval from within his voter base (64% among Labor voters) is not as strong as Scott Morrison (79% among Coalition voters).
  • Those who don’t know about Albanese’s performance is now 27%, the lowest since he became the Labor leader.

Preferred Prime Minister

Jan 14, 2020

Q. Who do you think would makes the better Prime Minister out of Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese?

  Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099
  • For the first time since becoming leader of the Labor party, more people consider Anthony Albanese more capable of being PM than Scott Morrison. 39% think Albanese would be the better PM, compared to 36% for Morrison.
  • A 6pt drop from November for Morrison has coincided with an 11pt increase for Albanese.
  • A quarter (25%) don’t know who would make the better PM between the two.

Leadership during bushfires

Jan 14, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Scott Morrison/Gladys Berejiklian/Daniel Andrews’s handling of the bushfire crisis?

  NET: Approve NET: Disapprove Strongly approve Approve Disapprove Strongly disapprove Don’t know
Scott Morrison

(Asked in all states, n=1,081)

32% 57% 8% 24% 21% 36% 11%
Gladys Berejiklian

(Asked in NSW only, n=333)

55% 22% 14% 43% 14% 9% 22%
Daniel Andrews

(Asked in VIC only, n=275)

58% 20% 14% 44% 13% 7% 22%

 

NET: APPROVE Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition NET: Other
Scott Morrison

(Asked in all states,  n=1,081)

32% 11% 64% 23%
Gladys Berejiklian

(Asked in NSW only, n=333)

55% 54% 71% 40%
Daniel Andrews

(Asked in VIC only, n=333)

58% 67% 63% 37%
  • Around a third (32%) of people approve of Scott Morrison’s handing of the current bushfires crisis, with just 8% strongly approving of his performance. 36% strongly disapprove of his performance.
  • Comparatively, state premiers Berejiklian and Andrews have performed well, with over half of people in each state approving of their handling of the crisis (55% in NSW and 58% in Victoria).
  • The majority of Scott Morrison’s approval is coming from within his own supporter base, with 64% of intended Coalition voters approving of his performance during the crisis. Just 11% of Labor voters and 23% of those voting for another party approve of his performance.

Bushfires Statements

Jan 14, 2020

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the current bushfire season in Australia?

  NET: Agree NET: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
The Prime Minister should have met with experts before the fire season to plan a coordinated response to the risk 79% 13% 57% 22% 9% 4% 8%
The Federal Government was underprepared for the risk of bushfires this season 78% 14% 54% 24% 9% 5% 8%
When there are emergencies, politicians should get out of the way and let the experts do their job 77% 7% 44% 34% 12% 4% 7%
The Prime Minister is right to say Australia has always had bushfires like these 42% 52% 16% 25% 25% 27% 7%
  • 78% of people agree that the Federal Government was underprepared for the risk of bushfires this season.
  • Around half (52%) disagree with the Prime Minister that Australia has always had bushfires like these.

Performance of Scott Morrison

Dec 10, 2019

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

Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
NET: Approve 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48% 48%
NET: Disapprove 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34% 36%
Don’t know 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18% 18%
Base (n) 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 12% 3% 27% 3% 9%
Approve 32% 18% 55% 24% 19%
Disapprove 21% 32% 13% 19% 25%
Strongly disapprove 22% 36% 1% 46% 35%
Don’t know 13% 11% 5% 7% 12%
NET: Approve 45% 21% 82% 27% 28%
NET: Disapprove 43% 68% 13% 66% 60%
Base (n) 1

,035

339 356 106 116
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is now 45% and on par with Nov’19.
  • While the PM’s approval has remained steady, disapproval scores have been increasing from 34% in July to 43% in December.
  • The vast majority of Coalition voters approve of Morrison’s performance as PM, with 82% approval (on par with 83% approval last month).

Performance of Scott Morrison compared to expectations

Dec 10, 2019

Q. Since the federal election in May 2019, how has the performance of Scott Morrison compared to your expectations?

  Performance of Scott Morrison Federal Voting Intention
Total NET: Approve NET: Disapprove Don’t know Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Has exceeded my expectations 11% 22% 1% 6% 4% 22% 6% 8%
Has met my expectations 41% 66% 12% 53% 27% 60% 34% 25%
Has fallen short of my expectations 47% 12% 86% 41% 69% 18% 60% 67%
Base (n) 1,035 441 461 133 339 356 106 116
  • 66% of participants who approve of the PM’s performance say he has met their expectations, compared to just 12% of those who disapprove of his performance.
  • Again, Coalition voters are most likely to say Scott Morrison has met their expectations (60%) than other voters (28%).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Dec 10, 2019

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

Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
NET: Approve 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39% 35%
NET: Disapprove 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24% 25%
Don’t know 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37% 39%
Base (n) 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 8% 14% 7% 8% 3%
Approve 31% 44% 31% 29% 14%
Disapprove 18% 10% 25% 20% 28%
Strongly disapprove 10% 4% 15% 7% 20%
Don’t know 33% 28% 22% 35% 35%
NET: Approve 39% 58% 38% 37% 17%
NET: Disapprove 28% 14% 40% 28% 48%
Base (n) 1,035 339 356 106 116
  • Anthony Albanese has 39% approval as Opposition Leader, but one third (33%) still don’t know how to rate his performance.
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