Performance of Anthony Albanese

Feb 11, 2020

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

Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
NET: Disapprove 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,056 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 6% 12% 4% 3% 2%
Approve 35% 51% 34% 27% 17%
Disapprove 22% 12% 30% 27% 28%
Strongly disapprove 9% 2% 15% 6% 20%
Don’t know 28% 24% 18% 37% 32%
NET: Approve 41% 62% 37% 30% 20%
NET: Disapprove 31% 14% 45% 33% 49%
Base (n) 1,056 354 320 113 155
  • Approval for Albanese has remained steady at 41% (43% last month). Those who don’t know about Albanese’s performance remains relatively high, at 28%.
  • His approval within his voter base (62% among Labor voters) is still not as strong as Scott Morrison (78% among Coalition voters).

Preferred Prime Minister

Feb 11, 2020

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

Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Scott Morrison 36% 14% 77% 5% 31%
Anthony Albanese 36% 64% 12% 58% 24%
Don’t know 28% 23% 11% 37% 45%
Base (n) 1,056 354 320 113 155
  • Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese are considered equally capable of being Prime Minister (both 36%).
  • 28% are unsure who would make the better PM.

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.

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.

Performance of Anthony Albanese compared to expectations

Dec 10, 2019

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

  Performance of Anthony Albanese Federal Voting Intention
Total NET: Approve NET: Disapprove Don’t know Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Has exceeded my expectations 8% 16% 3% 2% 11% 6% 10% 6%
Has met my expectations 48% 67% 21% 50% 55% 47% 46% 30%
Has fallen short of my expectations 44% 18% 77% 48% 34% 47% 44% 64%
Base (n) 1,035 441 461 133 339 356 106 116
  • Less than half of participants say that Anthony Albanese has met their expectations since the election, with 77% of those who disapprove of his performance saying he fell short of their expectations.
  • Labor voters are most likely to say that he has met their expectations (55%) whereas 64% of other party or independent voters say he has fallen short of their expectations.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Nov 12, 2019

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

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

 

  Total Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 6% 12% 3% 6% 3%
Approve 31% 45% 32% 25% 16%
Disapprove 24% 19% 28% 30% 32%
Strongly disapprove 9% 2% 14% 7% 18%
Don’t know 29% 23% 22% 32% 31%
NET: Approve 37% 57% 35% 31% 19%
NET: Disapprove 34% 21% 43% 37% 50%
Base (n) 1,075 325 377 107 155
  • Anthony Albanese has 37% approval as Opposition Leader, but just under one third (29%) don’t know how to rate his performance. More respondents are able to provide a rating on Albanese’s performance now, than when he first took over the position in June, when 39% recorded a response of don’t know.
  • Approval with Albanese’s performance is driven by Labor party voters (57%), participants with a university education (47%) and males (43%).

Preferred Prime Minister

Nov 12, 2019

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

  Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Scott Morrison 44% 47% 41% 38% 40% 52%
Anthony Albanese 28% 30% 25% 33% 25% 26%
Don’t know 29% 23% 34% 29% 35% 22%
Base (n) 1,075 526 549 327 371 377
  • More than two-fifths of participants think that Scott Morrison makes the better PM (44%), which is on par with previous months from mid-2019 (between 43% and 46% since June).
  • 29% don’t know who would make the better PM between Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese.
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