Preferred Prime Minister

Jun 2, 2020

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

  Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 53% 29% 84% 34% 51%
Anthony Albanese 23% 45% 8% 38% 19%
Don’t know 24% 26% 9% 28% 31%
Base (n) 1,059 299 413 95 136
  • Over half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (53% to 23%). Around a quarter (24%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 84% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese.
  • Just under half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (45%) compared to Morrison (29%). 27% said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jun 2, 2020

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

Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
TOTAL: Approve 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
TOTAL: Disapprove 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 8% 12% 5% 7% 14%
Approve 36% 51% 31% 43% 26%
Disapprove 21% 14% 30% 21% 24%
Strongly disapprove 9% 2% 15% 5% 12%
Don’t know 26% 22% 20% 24% 25%
TOTAL: Approve 43% 63% 35% 50% 40%
TOTAL: Disapprove 30% 16% 45% 26% 35%
Base (n) 1,059 299 413 95 136
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating has remained consistent this month, at 43% compared to 42% in May and 44% April.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 63%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (89%).

Leader attributes – Anthony Albanese

Jun 2, 2020

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Anthony Albanese?

  Total Change (Oct’19) Oct’19
Hard-working 67% +3 64%
Intelligent 67% +1 66%
Understands the problems facing Australia 62% +9 53%
A capable leader 54% +3 51%
Trustworthy 48% +7 41%
Good in a crisis 47% +7 40%
More honest than most politicians 42% 0 42%
Visionary 41% 0 41%
Out of touch with ordinary people 41% -3 44%
Superficial 38% -1 39%
Narrow-minded 36% -1 37%
Arrogant 34% +1 33%
Intolerant 31% +1 30%
Erratic 31% +1 30%
Aggressive 30% +3 27%
Base (n) 1,059   1,088
  • The attributes mainly associated with Anthony Albanese are Hard-working (67%), Intelligent (67%) and Understands the problems facing Australia (62%), He is less likely to be seen as Intolerant (31%), Erratic (31%) or Aggressive (30%).
  • Since October last year, Anthony Albanese is more likely to be associated with Understands the problems facing Australia (up 9%), Trustworthy (up 7%) and Good in a crisis (up 7%). However, the Leader of the Opposition hasn’t seen as much of an increase in these measures when compared to the Prime Minister.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

May 5, 2020

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

May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
TOTAL: Approve 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 7% 12% 4% 6% 4%
Approve 35% 51% 30% 39% 27%
Disapprove 19% 13% 28% 12% 21%
Strongly disapprove 8% 2% 15% 5% 14%
Don’t know 31% 22% 22% 38% 34%
TOTAL: Approve 42% 63% 35% 45% 31%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 15% 43% 17% 35%
Base (n) 1,093 325 435 108 114
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating has remained consistent this month, at 42% compared to 44% in April.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 63%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (92%).

Preferred Prime Minister

May 5, 2020

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

  May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 50% 25% 84% 23% 53%
Anthony Albanese 25% 48% 7% 42% 20%
Don’t know 25% 27% 8% 35% 27%
Base (n) 1,093 325 435 108 114
  • 50% of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (25%). Around a quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Just under half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (48%) compared to Morrison (25%). 27% said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Apr 7, 2020

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

Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
NET: Disapprove 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,069 1,096 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 8% 18% 3% 4% 4%
Approve 36% 48% 32% 46% 23%
Disapprove 21% 10% 33% 23% 25%
Strongly disapprove 8% 3% 13% 5% 10%
Don’t know 27% 20% 19% 22% 38%
NET: Approve 44% 66% 35% 50% 26%
NET: Disapprove 29% 13% 46% 29% 36%
Base (n) 1,069 333 387 102 122
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating has remained consistent this month, at 44% compared to 41% in March.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 66%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (87%).

Preferred Prime Minister

Apr 7, 2020

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

  Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,069 1,096 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 46% 25% 83% 16% 43%
Anthony Albanese 27% 47% 8% 50% 21%
Don’t know 27% 28% 9% 34% 37%
Base (n) 1,069 333 387 102 122
  • 46% of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (27%). Around a quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • A quarter of Labor voters believe Scott Morrison to make the better PM compared to Albanese (25%), up from 13% in March).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Mar 10, 2020

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

Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
NET: Disapprove 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,096 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 8% 16% 4% 7% 7%
Approve 33% 48% 30% 33% 19%
Disapprove 22% 14% 30% 29% 25%
Strongly disapprove 10% 2% 19% 5% 16%
Don’t know 26% 20% 17% 26% 33%
NET: Approve 41% 64% 34% 40% 26%
NET: Disapprove 33% 16% 49% 33% 41%
Base (n) 1,096 347 359 92 171
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is also at 41%, on par with the results from Jan’20 (43%).
  • A third of participants (33%) disapprove of Albanese’s performance which is up from Dec’19 (28%).
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 64%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (77%).
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