Essential Report

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Aug 19, 2019

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

Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19 Mar’19

(Shorten)

NET: Approve 38% 39% 35% 38%
NET: Disapprove 29% 24% 25% 44%
Don’t know 33% 37% 39% 18%
Base (n) 1,096 1,091 1,099 1,090

By voting intention

TOTAL Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 6% 13% 3% 4% 2%
Approve 32% 48% 29% 28% 18%
Disapprove 20% 10% 27% 20% 35%
Strong disapprove 9% 3% 13% 6% 18%
Don’t know 33% 26% 28% 42% 27%
NET: Approve 38% 61% 32% 32% 20%
NET: Disapprove 29% 13% 40% 26% 53%
Base (n) 1,096 369 377 110 143
  • Approval for Anthony Albanese remains steady in August at 38% but a high proportion of participants continue to be unsure about Albanese’s performance with 33% saying don’t know (down 4pts from June). This uncertainty is also evident among Labor supporters, with 26% still selecting Don’t know.
  • Those in the high-income band (46%), in paid employment (43%) or with a university education (44%) had the highest approval levels.

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