Essential Report

Approval of Joe Hockey

Sep 8, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2013 Aug 2014 Mar 2015 May 2015

Pre-budget

May 2015

Post-budget

Total approve 30% 9% 64% 8% 19% 45% 35% 27% 30% 34%
Total disapprove 52% 77% 20% 84% 62% 28% 44% 51% 48% 44%
Strongly approve 5% 1% 13% 2% 13% 11% 6% 6% 8%
Approve 25% 8% 51% 8% 17% 32% 24% 21% 24% 26%
Disapprove 24% 28% 16% 28% 36% 15% 20% 25% 25% 23%
Strongly disapprove 28% 49% 4% 56% 26% 13% 24% 26% 23% 21%
Don’t know 19% 14% 15% 8% 18% 27% 21% 22% 23% 22%

30% approve of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer and 52% disapprove. 19% could not give an opinion.

Since May 2014 (post-budget), Hockey’s disapproval rating has risen from 44% to 52%. Overall his net approval rating has dropped from -10 to -22. This is lower than his pre-budget 2015 net approval rating of -18.

64% of Liberal/National voters approve of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer – 20% disapprove. 77% of Labor and 84% of Greens voters disapprove of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer.

By gender – 33% of men approve and 43% disapprove; 27% of women approve and 49% disapprove. Hockey’s approval rating by women is -22 and for men is -11.

Approval of Joe Hockey

May 12, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other/ Indep-endent   Nov 2013 Aug 2014 Mar 2015
Total approve 30%   10% 63% 14% 18% 45% 35% 27%
Total disapprove 48%   71% 19% 63% 59% 28% 44% 51%
Strongly approve 6% 1% 13% 3% 1% 13% 11% 6%
Approve 24% 9% 50% 11% 17% 32% 24% 21%
Disapprove 25% 33% 15% 33% 30% 15% 20% 25%
Strongly disapprove 23% 38% 4% 30% 29% 13% 24% 26%
Don’t know 23% 19% 18% 23% 23% 27% 21% 22%

30% approve of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer and 48% disapprove. 23% could not give an opinion.

This represents a change in net rating from -24 to -18 since this question was asked in March.

By gender – 34% (+6) of men approve and 51% (-3) disapprove; 26% (-1) of women approve and 43% (-5) disapprove.

Approval of Joe Hockey

Mar 24, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/ Indep-endent

 

Nov 2013

Aug 2014

Total approve

27%

 

7%

63%

8%

9%

45%

35%

Total disapprove

51%

 

77%

19%

75%

59%

28%

44%

Strongly approve

6%

1%

14%

3%

1%

13%

11%

Approve

21%

6%

49%

5%

8%

32%

24%

Disapprove

25%

33%

15%

33%

26%

15%

20%

Strongly disapprove

26%

44%

4%

42%

33%

13%

24%

Don’t know

22%

15%

18%

16%

32%

27%

21%

27% approve of the job Joe Hockey is doing as Treasurer and 51% disapprove. 22% could not give an opinion.

This represents a change in net rating from -9 to -24 since this question was asked in August.

 

By gender – 28% (-12) of men approve and 54% (+8) disapprove; 27% (-3) of women approve and 48% (+5) disapprove.

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