Essential Report

Performance of Scott Morrison

Oct 16, 2019

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

Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19 Mar’19
NET: Approve 47% 49% 48% 48% 48% 43%
NET: Disapprove 38% 36% 37% 34% 36% 39%
Don’t know 15% 15% 16% 18% 18% 18%
Base (n) 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099 1,090

 

  Total Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 12% 4% 29% 3% 4%
Approve 34% 21% 55% 19% 32%
Disapprove 19% 29% 9% 26% 21%
Strongly disapprove 19% 32% 2% 36% 25%
Don’t know 15% 14% 6% 16% 18%
NET: Approve 47% 25% 84% 22% 36%
NET: Disapprove 38% 61% 10% 62% 46%
Base (n) 1,088 343 380 107 130
  • There is little change to the approval rating of the Prime Minister this month, with the 47% of participants approving of the job he’s doing is on par with previous months to June 2019 (49% in Oct’19 and 48% in June and July).
  • The vast majority of Coalition voters approve of Morrison’s performance as PM, with 84% approval, compared to just 10% of Coalition voters who disapprove.
  • Males (53%), capital city residents (50%) and participants with a university education (52%) were also more likely to view the PM’s performance positively – than females (40%), non-capital residents (40%) and those with lower levels of education (43%).

COVID-19 RESEARCH

Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.

Sign up for updates

Receive the Essential Report in your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.