Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view about the performance of Tony Abbott as Opposition leader?
|7 Mar 2011||6 Jun 2011||Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Tony Abbott is performing the role of Opposition leader well and is keeping the Government accountable||41%||42%||38%||6%||77%||10%|
|Tony Abbott is just opposing everything and is obstructing the work of the Government||43%||44%||45%||82%||11%||77%|
The proportion of respondents that believe that Tony Abbott is performing the role of Opposition Leader well is 38%, down four points from when the question was last asked on 6 June 2011. Coalition voters are far more likely to regard Abbott as performing the role well (77%).
Forty five per cent (45%) of respondents believe that Abbott is just opposing everything and is obstructing the work of Government (45%), a result that is fairly consistent with the previous occasions on which the question has been polled. Labor voters are the most likely to agree with this position (82%), as are Greens voters (77%).
Respondents aged 65+ are much more likely to regard Abbott as performing well (56%).
Respondents from Queensland were also somewhat more likely to regard Abbott as doing well (44%).
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