Essential Report

Approval of Julia Gillard

Sep 20, 2010

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

Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard


31 May 5 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 20 Sep
Total approve 41% 48% 52% 49% 46% 45% 46% 45%
Total disapprove 47% 27% 30% 33% 38% 40% 40% 37%
Strongly approve 7% 14% 11% 12% 10% 13% 13% 12%
Approve 34% 34% 41% 37% 36% 32% 33% 33%
Disapprove 25% 13% 17% 19% 23% 24% 24% 21%
Strongly disapprove 22% 14% 13% 14% 15% 16% 16% 16%
Don’t know 12% 26% 18% 17% 15% 15% 13% 19%

45% approve Julia Gillard’s performance as Prime Minister and 37% disapprove. Since this question was asked last month, approval has decreased by 1% and disapproval decreased by 3%. 92% of Labor voters approve and only 1% disapprove. Among Liberal/National voters, 10% approve and 75% disapprove.

By gender – men 42% approve/42% disapprove and women 46% approve/32% disapprove.

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