Approval of Government Ministers

Jul 1, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job the following people are doing as Government Ministers? 

 

Total approve

Total dis-approve

Net score

Strongly approve

Approve

Dis-approve

Strongly dis-approve

Don’t know

Malcolm Turnbull – Communications

44%

31%

+13

8%

36%

18%

13%

25%

Julie Bishop – Foreign Affairs

41%

38%

+3

12%

29%

18%

20%

22%

George Brandis – Attorney General

33%

31%

+2

7%

26%

15%

16%

36%

Scott Morrison – Immigration and Border Protection

38%

39%

-1

14%

24%

17%

22%

24%

Greg Hunt – Environment

28%

39%

-11

5%

23%

18%

21%

34%

Joe Hockey – Treasurer

36%

48%

-12

10%

26%

21%

27%

15%

Christopher Pyne – Education

29%

47%

-18

7%

22%

20%

27%

24%

Malcolm Turnbull (+13) received the highest rating while Christopher Pyne (-18), Joe Hockey (-12) and Greg Hunt (-11) receive substantial negative ratings. Respondents were divided over the performance of Julie Bishop (+3), George Brandis (+2) and Scott Morrison (-1). 

Liberal voters were most approving of Joe Hockey (78% approve), Julie Bishop (74%), Malcolm Turnbull (72%) and Scott Morrison (70%).

View more results by voter intention.

Approval of port expansion in Great Barrier Reef

Feb 18, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the decision to allow expansion of the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

17%

14%

20%

4%

22%

Total disapprove

66%

72%

59%

85%

64%

Strongly approve

4%

3%

5%

4%

Approve

13%

11%

15%

4%

18%

Disapprove

25%

23%

31%

14%

20%

Strongly disapprove

41%

49%

28%

71%

44%

Don’t know

18%

14%

21%

11%

14%

17% approve of the decision to allow expansion of the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef and 66% disapprove.

74% of women disapproved compared to 57% of men.

In Queensland, 24% approve and 57% disapprove.

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