Essential Report

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Feb 16, 2021

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

Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20
TOTAL: Approve 40% 42% 43% 40% 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 33% 29% 33% 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33%
Don’t know 27% 25% 28% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26%
Base (n) 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 10% 13% 10% 6% 10%
Approve 30% 45% 21% 28% 27%
Disapprove 22% 13% 30% 28% 25%
Strongly disapprove 11% 4% 18% 4% 16%
Don’t know 27% 25% 21% 33% 22%
TOTAL: Approve 40% 58% 31% 35% 37%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 17% 48% 32% 42%
Base (n) 1,109 359 428 101 131
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is now at 40%, down from 42% last month and the lowest rating since last November.
  • Approval of the Opposition Leader has fallen to 58% among Labor voters (from 63% in January) and 31% among Coalition voters (down from 35% in January).

Preferred Prime Minister

Feb 16, 2021

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

  Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20
Scott Morrison 52% 51% 50% 53% 50% 49% 52% 50% 53% 50% 46% 40%
Anthony Albanese 24% 25% 24% 24% 25% 26% 22% 27% 23% 25% 27% 35%
Don’t know 24% 25% 26% 24% 25% 25% 26% 23% 24% 25% 27% 25%
Base (n) 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096

 

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 52% 33% 83% 33% 40%
Anthony Albanese 24% 42% 7% 39% 28%
Don’t know 24% 25% 11% 28% 31%
Base (n) 1,109 359 428 101 131
  • Just over half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (52%), while around a quarter would prefer the Opposition Leader (24%). About a further quarter (24%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 83% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese (7%).
  • 42% of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM, a decrease since last month (47%). A quarter (25%) of Labor voters said they don’t know who would make the better leader.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jan 19, 2021

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

Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20
TOTAL: Approve 42% 43% 40% 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 29% 33% 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31%
Don’t know 25% 28% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28%
Base (n) 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 9% 16% 8% 8% 3%
Approve 32% 47% 26% 37% 20%
Disapprove 23% 14% 33% 22% 25%
Strongly disapprove 10% 3% 16% 7% 22%
Don’t know 25% 19% 16% 26% 30%
TOTAL: Approve 42% 63% 35% 45% 24%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 18% 49% 29% 47%
Base (n) 1,084 334 431 118 106
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is now 42%, consistent with ratings seen throughout last year.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Dec 15, 2020

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

Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20
TOTAL: Approve 43% 40% 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 33% 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30%
Don’t know 28% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27%
Base (n) 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 9% 13% 7% 11% 15%
Approve 34% 48% 29% 30% 22%
Disapprove 19% 14% 30% 20% 18%
Strongly disapprove 10% 3% 17% 5% 17%
Don’t know 28% 21% 17% 35% 29%
TOTAL: Approve 43% 62% 36% 40% 36%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 17% 47% 25% 35%
Base (n) 1,071 356 406 102 107
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is now 43% (40% in November) and about the same as ratings seen throughout the year.

Preferred Prime Minister

Dec 15, 2020

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

  Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20
Scott Morrison 50% 53% 50% 49% 52% 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36%
Anthony Albanese 24% 24% 25% 26% 22% 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39%
Don’t know 26% 24% 25% 25% 26% 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25%
Base (n) 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 50% 27% 84% 36% 53%
Anthony Albanese 24% 46% 8% 34% 19%
Don’t know 26% 28% 8% 31% 28%
Base (n) 1,071 356 406 102 107
  • Half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (50%), while a quarter would prefer the opposition leader (24%). A further quarter (26%) 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 (8%).
  • Over half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (46%). 28% of Labor voters said they don’t know who would make the better leader.

Preferred Prime Minister

Nov 17, 2020

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

  Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19
Scott Morrison 53% 50% 49% 52% 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44%
Anthony Albanese 24% 25% 26% 22% 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28%
Don’t know 24% 25% 25% 26% 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29%
Base (n) 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 53% 31% 87% 28% 48%
Anthony Albanese 24% 48% 6% 37% 20%
Don’t know 24% 22% 7% 35% 31%
Base (n) 1,010 323 404 80 122
  • Just over half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (53%), while a quarter would prefer the opposition leader (24%). A further quarter (24%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 87% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese (6%).
  • Half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (48%). 22% of Labor voters said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Oct 20, 2020

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

Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19
TOTAL: Approve 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34%
Don’t know 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29%
Base (n) 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 10% 15% 7% 16% 11%
Approve 33% 50% 27% 27% 30%
Disapprove 20% 12% 30% 16% 19%
Strongly disapprove 10% 1% 18% 4% 19%
Don’t know 27% 21% 18% 36% 20%
TOTAL: Approve 44% 65% 34% 43% 41%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 13% 47% 21% 38%
Base (n) 1,082 352 421 84 123
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating remains consistent for the fourth consecutive month at 44%.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters is steady at 65% following the decline from 70% to 62% between July and August. The proportion of Labor voters who strongly approve of his performance remains at 15%.

Preferred Prime Minister

Oct 20, 2020

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

  Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19
Scott Morrison 50% 49% 52% 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 25% 26% 22% 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28%
Don’t know 25% 25% 26% 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29%
Base (n) 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 50% 25% 82% 32% 48%
Anthony Albanese 25% 50% 8% 38% 20%
Don’t know 25% 24% 10% 29% 32%
Base (n) 1,082 352 421 84 123
  • Half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (50%), while a quarter would prefer the opposition leader. A further quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 82% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese (8%).
  • Half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (50%, up from 46% in September). 24% of Labor voters said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.
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