Approval of Julia Gillard

Aug 9, 2010

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister?

Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard
29 Mar 31 May 5 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug
Total approve 53% 41% 48% 52% 49% 46% 45%
Total disapprove 36% 47% 27% 30% 33% 38% 40%
Strongly approve 12% 7% 14% 11% 12% 10% 13%
Approve 41% 34% 34% 41% 37% 36% 32%
Disapprove 22% 25% 13% 17% 19% 23% 24%
Strongly disapprove 14% 22% 14% 13% 14% 15% 16%
Don’t know 12% 12% 26% 18% 17% 15% 15%

45% approve Julia Gillard’s performance as Prime Minister and 40% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has decreased by 1% and disapproval increased by 2%. 87% of Labor voters approve and only 5% disapprove. Among Liberal/National voters, 14% approve and 77% disapprove.

By gender – men 42% approve/45% disapprove and women 47% approve/34% disapprove. Comments »

Opinion of Julia Gillard

Aug 9, 2010

Q. Since the election was called has your opinion of Julia Gillard and the Labor Party gone up or down?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total gone up 19% 38% 8% 18%
Total gone down 42% 16% 68% 38%
Gone up a lot 6% 15% 1% 2%
Gone up a little 13% 23% 7% 16%
Stayed the same 32% 43% 22% 41%
Gone down a little 20% 15% 25% 24%
Gone down a lot 22% 1% 43% 14%
Don’t know 7% 2% 1% 3%

 19% say their opinion of Julia Gillard and the Labor Party has gone up during the election campaign and 42% say it has gone down.

 Among Labor voters 38% say their opinion has gone up and 18% say it has gone down.

 By gender – men 22% up/44% down and women 16% up/40% down. Comments »

Approval of Julia Gillard

Jul 26, 2010

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister?

Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard
30 Mar 09 29 Jun 09 28 Sept 09 14 Dec 09 29 Mar 10 31 May 10 5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10
Total approve 71% 62% 66% 57% 53% 41% 48% 52% 49%
Total disapprove 21% 29% 23% 32% 36% 47% 27% 30% 33%
Strongly approve 21% 14% 15% 10% 12% 7% 14% 11% 12%
Approve 50% 48% 51% 47% 41% 34% 34% 41% 37%
Disapprove 14% 18% 17% 20% 22% 25% 13% 17% 19%
Strongly disapprove 7% 9% 6% 12% 14% 22% 14% 13% 14%
Don’t know 9% 11% 11% 10% 12% 12% 26% 18% 17%

49% approve Julia Gillard’s performance as Prime Minister and 33% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has decreased by 3% and disapproval increased by 3%. 94% of Labor voters approve and only 2% disapprove. Among Liberal/National voters, 18% approve and 70% disapprove.

By gender – men 51% approve/36% disapprove and women 49% approve/30% disapprove. Comments »

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jul 26, 2010

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

Malcolm Turnbull Tony Abbott
30 Nov 09 14 Dec 09 18 Jan 10 22 Feb 10 29 Mar 10 3 May 10 31 May 10 28 Jun 10 5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10
Total approve 25% 34% 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 40% 37% 40% 35%
Total disapprove 55% 36% 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 39% 47% 44% 46%
Strongly approve 2% 7% 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 9% 8% 6% 6%
Approve 23% 27% 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 31% 29% 34% 29%
Disapprove 33% 18% 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 20% 23% 22% 22%
Strongly disapprove 22% 18% 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 19% 24% 22% 24%
Don’t know 19% 31% 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 20% 16% 16% 19%

35% approve Tony Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader and 46% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has decreased by 5% and disapproval increased by 2%. 78% of Liberal/National voters approve and 11% disapprove. Among Labor voters, 15% approve and 74% disapprove.

There were no substantial differences by gender – men 37% approve/48% disapprove and women 33% approve/44% disapprove. Comments »

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jun 28, 2010

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

Malcolm Turnbull Tony Abbott
30 Nov 09 14 Dec 09 18 Jan 10 22 Feb 10 29 Mar 10 3 May 10 31 May 10 28 Jun 10
Total approve 25% 34% 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 40%
Total disapprove 55% 36% 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 39%
Strongly approve 2% 7% 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 9%
Approve 23% 27% 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 31%
Disapprove 33% 18% 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 20%
Strongly disapprove 22% 18% 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 19%
Don’t know 19% 31% 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 20%

Tony Abbott has achieved a net positive approval rating for the first time since February – 40% approve (up 5%) and 39% disapprove (down 11%).

83% Liberal/National voters approved of Tony Abbott and 11% disapproved. Comments »

Approval of the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd

May 31, 2010

Q. Do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of the job Kevin Rudd is doing as Prime Minister?

  30 Mar 09 29 Jun 09 28 Sept 09 30 Nov 09 14 Dec 09 18 Jan 10 22 Feb 10 29 Mar 10 3 May 10 31 May 10
Strongly approve 21% 14% 15% 9% 10% 11% 11% 12% 8% 7%
Approve 50% 48% 51% 47% 47% 44% 41% 41% 38% 34%
Disapprove 14% 18% 17% 20% 20% 19% 20% 22% 25% 25%
Strongly disapprove 7% 9% 6% 15% 12% 14% 17% 14% 17% 22%
Don’t know 9% 11% 11% 10% 10% 12% 11% 12% 12% 12%
Total approve 71% 62% 66% 56% 57% 55% 52% 53% 46% 41%
Total disapprove 21% 29% 23% 35% 32% 33% 37% 36% 42% 47%

 Kevin Rudd’s net approval rating has fallen to a net negative for the first time since he became Prime Minister. 41% approve (down 5%) of the job Kevin Rudd is doing as Prime Minister and 47% disapprove (up 5%).

 89% of Labor voters approve and 87% of Liberal/National voters disapprove. Greens voters are split 48% approve/45% disapprove.

 Younger people are more likely to approve of Kevin Rudd’s performance than older people. Those aged under 35 were net positive (45% approve/33% disapprove) and those aged 55+ strongly negative (31% approve/64% disapprove). Comments »

Approval of the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd

May 3, 2010

Q. Do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of the job Kevin Rudd is doing as Prime Minister?

  30 Mar 09 29 Jun 09 28 Sept 09 30 Nov 09 14 Dec 09 18 Jan 10 22 Feb 10 29 Mar 10 3 May 10
Strongly approve 21% 14% 15% 9% 10% 11% 11% 12% 8%
Approve 50% 48% 51% 47% 47% 44% 41% 41% 38%
Disapprove 14% 18% 17% 20% 20% 19% 20% 22% 25%
Strongly disapprove 7% 9% 6% 15% 12% 14% 17% 14% 17%
Don’t know 9% 11% 11% 10% 10% 12% 11% 12% 12%
Total approve 71% 62% 66% 56% 57% 55% 52% 53% 46%
Total disapprove 21% 29% 23% 35% 32% 33% 37% 36% 42%

Kevin Rudd’s approval rating has fallen to the lowest recorded since he became Prime Minister. 46% approve (down 7%) of the job Kevin Rudd is doing as Prime Minister and 42% disapprove (up 6%).

90% of Labor voters approve and 5% disapprove. 12% of Liberal/National voters approve and 81% disapprove.

 Those aged over 55 are more likely to disapprove – 38% approve and 57% disapprove.

Approval of the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott

May 3, 2010

Q. Do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader?

  Malcolm Turnbull Tony Abbott
  30 Mar 09 29 Jun 09 28 Sept 09 30 Nov 09 14 Dec 09 18 Jan 10 22 Feb 10 29 Mar 10 3 May 10
Strongly approve 3% 4% 3% 2% 7% 5% 12% 8% 5%
Approve 25% 20% 24% 23% 27% 32% 33% 25% 34%
Disapprove 31% 31% 35% 33% 18% 20% 20% 28% 24%
Strongly disapprove 17% 26% 18% 22% 18% 17% 16% 22% 19%
Don’t know 24% 19% 21% 19% 31% 26% 18% 16% 18%
Total approve 28% 24% 27% 25% 34% 37% 45% 33% 39%
Total disapprove 48% 57% 53% 55% 36% 37% 36% 50% 43%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating regained some of the large decline recorded in the previous poll.  39% approve (up 6%) of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 43% disapprove (down 7%).

 74% of Liberal/National voters approve and 18% disapprove. 23% of Labor voters approve and 66% disapprove.

 Those aged over 55 are more likely to approve – 49% approve and 41% disapprove. Comments »

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