Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view about the performance of Tony Abbott as Opposition leader?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Tony Abbott is performing the role of Opposition leader well and is keeping the Government accountable||41%||11%||79%||7%|
|Tony Abbott is just opposing everything and is obstructing the work of the Government||43%||78%||12%||82%|
41% think that Tony Abbott is performing the role of Opposition leader well and is keeping the Government accountable and 43% think he is just opposing everything and is obstructing the work of the Government.
Views are strongly correlated with voting intention – 79% of Coalition voters think he is performing the role of Opposition leader well, while 78% of Labor voters and 82% of Greens voters think he is just opposing everything.
Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barnaby Joyce is doing as opposition shadow Finance Minister?
One quarter (25%) of those surveyed approve of the job Barnaby Joyce is doing as opposition shadow Finance Minister, 36% disapprove and 39% don’t know.
Results followed party lines – Coalition voters were more likely to approve of the job Joyce is doing (47%), while Labor voters were more likely to disapprove (53%).
56% of Green voters and 23% of Coalition voters disapprove of the job Joyce is doing as opposition shadow Finance Minister.
Males were more likely to disapprove of the job Joyce is doing (43%), while females were more likely to indicate they don’t know (47%). Comments »
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