Performance of Anthony Albanese

Sep 8, 2020

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

Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19
TOTAL: Approve 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29%
Don’t know 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31%
Base (n) 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 11% 15% 8% 8% 20%
Approve 33% 47% 28% 42% 24%
Disapprove 20% 12% 31% 18% 15%
Strongly disapprove 9% 2% 15% 2% 15%
Don’t know 27% 25% 17% 30% 27%
TOTAL: Approve 44% 62% 36% 50% 44%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 14% 47% 20% 30%
Base (n) 1,076 321 390 108 138
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating remains consistent for the third consecutive month at 44%.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters has fallen from 70% in July to 62% in August. The proportion of Labor voters who strongly approve of his performance has dropped from 22% to 15%. Labor voters are now more likely to say they are unsure of his performance, which has increased from 15% to 25%. Those that disapprove remains consistent from last month (15% in August, 14% in September).

Preferred Prime Minister

Sep 8, 2020

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

  Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19
Scott Morrison 49% 52% 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46%
Anthony Albanese 26% 22% 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25%
Don’t know 25% 26% 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29%
Base (n) 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 49% 29% 85% 27% 40%
Anthony Albanese 26% 46% 9% 39% 29%
Don’t know 25% 25% 6% 34% 31%
Base (n) 1,076 321 390 108 138
  • Half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (49%), while a quarter would prefer the opposition leader. A further quarter (26%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 85% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese (9%).
  • Less than half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (46%). 25% of Labor voters said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Aug 11, 2020

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

Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19
TOTAL: Approve 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36%
TOTAL: Disapprove 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31%
Don’t know 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33%
Base (n) 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 11% 22% 6% 8% 2%
Approve 33% 47% 31% 46% 15%
Disapprove 20% 13% 28% 15% 26%
Strongly disapprove 10% 2% 18% 8% 21%
Don’t know 25% 15% 18% 23% 36%
TOTAL: Approve 44% 70% 36% 53% 17%
TOTAL: Disapprove 30% 15% 46% 24% 47%
Base (n) 1,010 311 413 78 94

 

  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is consistent this month, at 44%, the same in July (44%).
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 70%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (91%).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jul 14, 2020

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

Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19
TOTAL: Approve 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29%
Don’t know 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33%
Base (n) 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 10% 18% 7% 5% 8%
Approve 34% 47% 31% 41% 16%
Disapprove 19% 15% 25% 16% 31%
Strongly disapprove 9% 1% 17% 4% 12%
Don’t know 28% 19% 21% 34% 32%
TOTAL: Approve 44% 65% 37% 46% 25%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 16% 42% 20% 43%
Base (n) 1,054 299 420 108 125

 

  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is consistent this month, at 44% compared to 43% in June.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 65%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (90%).

Preferred Prime Minister

Jul 14, 2020

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

Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
Scott Morrison 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44%
Anthony Albanese 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26%
Don’t know 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31%
Base (n) 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 50% 27% 84% 17% 52%
Anthony Albanese 27% 50% 11% 45% 17%
Don’t know 23% 23% 6% 38% 30%
Base (n) 1,054 299 420 108 125

 

  • Half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (50% to 27%). Around a quarter (23%) 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 (11%).
  • Half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (50%) compared to Morrison (27%). 23% said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

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.
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