Essential Report

Performance of politicians

Dec 15, 2015

Q. How would you rate the performance of the following politicians?

Total good

Total poor

Net

Very good

Good

Neither good nor poor

Poor

Very poor

Don’t know

Malcolm Turnbull – Prime Minister

50%

17%

+33

15%

35%

29%

9%

8%

5%

Bill Shorten – Opposition leader

14%

44%

-30

2%

12%

36%

20%

24%

6%

Scott Morrison – Treasurer

22%

25%

-3

4%

18%

40%

14%

11%

13%

Clive Palmer – leader of PUP

8%

60%

-52

1%

7%

22%

21%

39%

10%

Richard Di Natale – leader of the Greens

16%

28%

-12

3%

13%

36%

12%

16%

19%

Julie Bishop – Foreign Minister

43%

21%

+22

14%

29%

28%

10%

11%

7%

Two politicians were given net positive ratings for their performance. 50% rated Malcolm Turnbull’s performance as good and 17% rated him poor. Julie Bishop achieved ratings of 43% good and 21% poor.

Net ratings for the others were Bill Shorten -30, Scott Morrison -3, Clive Palmer -52 and Richard Di Natale -12.

Malcolm Turnbull had a net rating of +72 with Liberal National voters and +11 with Labor voters. Bill Shorten had a net rating of +7 with Labor voters and -53 with Liberal National voters. Richard Di Natale had a net rating of +43 with Greens voters.

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