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Performance of Anthony Albanese

Aug 3, 2021

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

Aug’21 Jul’21 Jun’21 May’21 Apr’21 Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20
TOTAL: Approve 34% 41% 39% 39% 39% 41% 40% 42% 43% 40% 44% 44%
TOTAL: Disapprove 38% 35% 36% 35% 34% 32% 33% 33% 29% 33% 29% 29%
Don’t know 28% 24% 24% 25% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 27% 27% 27%
Base (n) 1,098 1,099 1,104 1,092 1,368 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating has decreased to 34%, down from 41% last month.
  • The proportion of people disapproving of Albanese has increased since last month, now at 38% (from 35%). 28% say they are unsure of his performance.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jul 6, 2021

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

Jul’21 Jun’21 May’21 Apr’21 Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20
TOTAL: Approve 41% 39% 39% 39% 41% 40% 42% 43% 40% 44% 44% 44%
TOTAL: Disapprove 35% 36% 35% 34% 32% 33% 33% 29% 33% 29% 29% 30%
Don’t know 24% 24% 25% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 27% 27% 27% 25%
Base (n) 1,099 1,104 1,092 1,368 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating has increased slightly to 41% (from 39% in June).
  • Similarly, the proportion of people disapproving of Albanese and those unsure are both consistent with last month (35% and 24% respectively).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jun 8, 2021

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

Jun’21 May’21 Apr’21 Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20
TOTAL: Approve 39% 39% 39% 41% 40% 42% 43% 40% 44% 44% 44% 44%
TOTAL: Disapprove 36% 35% 34% 32% 33% 33% 29% 33% 29% 29% 30% 28%
Don’t know 24% 25% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28%
Base (n) 1,104 1,092 1,368 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is unchanged at 39%.
  • Similarly, the proportion of people disapproving of Albanese and those unsure are both consistent with last month (36% and 24% respectively).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

May 11, 2021

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

May’21 Apr’21 Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20
TOTAL: Approve 39% 39% 41% 40% 42% 43% 40% 44% 44% 44% 44% 43%
TOTAL: Disapprove 35% 34% 32% 33% 33% 29% 33% 29% 29% 30% 28% 30%
Don’t know 25% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 26%
Base (n) 1,092 1,368 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 9% 13% 8% 5% 11%
Approve 30% 45% 21% 42% 27%
Disapprove 24% 17% 32% 21% 22%
Strongly disapprove 12% 2% 22% 5% 22%
Don’t know 25% 22% 17% 27% 18%
TOTAL: Approve 39% 59% 29% 47% 38%
TOTAL: Disapprove 35% 20% 54% 26% 44%
Base (n) 1,092 371 400 109 111
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is now at 39%, consistent with the level last month (39%).
  • Approval of the Opposition Leader has risen to 59% among Labor voters (from 55% in April) and is at 29% among Coalition voters (33% in April).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Feb 16, 2021

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

Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20
TOTAL: Approve 40% 42% 43% 40% 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 33% 29% 33% 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33%
Don’t know 27% 25% 28% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26%
Base (n) 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 10% 13% 10% 6% 10%
Approve 30% 45% 21% 28% 27%
Disapprove 22% 13% 30% 28% 25%
Strongly disapprove 11% 4% 18% 4% 16%
Don’t know 27% 25% 21% 33% 22%
TOTAL: Approve 40% 58% 31% 35% 37%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 17% 48% 32% 42%
Base (n) 1,109 359 428 101 131
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is now at 40%, down from 42% last month and the lowest rating since last November.
  • Approval of the Opposition Leader has fallen to 58% among Labor voters (from 63% in January) and 31% among Coalition voters (down from 35% in January).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jan 19, 2021

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

Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20
TOTAL: Approve 42% 43% 40% 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 29% 33% 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31%
Don’t know 25% 28% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28%
Base (n) 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 9% 16% 8% 8% 3%
Approve 32% 47% 26% 37% 20%
Disapprove 23% 14% 33% 22% 25%
Strongly disapprove 10% 3% 16% 7% 22%
Don’t know 25% 19% 16% 26% 30%
TOTAL: Approve 42% 63% 35% 45% 24%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 18% 49% 29% 47%
Base (n) 1,084 334 431 118 106
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is now 42%, consistent with ratings seen throughout last year.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Dec 15, 2020

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

Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20
TOTAL: Approve 43% 40% 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 33% 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30%
Don’t know 28% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27%
Base (n) 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 9% 13% 7% 11% 15%
Approve 34% 48% 29% 30% 22%
Disapprove 19% 14% 30% 20% 18%
Strongly disapprove 10% 3% 17% 5% 17%
Don’t know 28% 21% 17% 35% 29%
TOTAL: Approve 43% 62% 36% 40% 36%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 17% 47% 25% 35%
Base (n) 1,071 356 406 102 107
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is now 43% (40% in November) and about the same as ratings seen throughout the year.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Nov 17, 2020

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

Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19
TOTAL: Approve 40% 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28%
Don’t know 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33%
Base (n) 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 8% 11% 7% 8% 4%
Approve 33% 48% 23% 41% 27%
Disapprove 22% 14% 29% 15% 34%
Strongly disapprove 11% 5% 20% 5% 16%
Don’t know 27% 23% 21% 31% 20%
TOTAL: Approve 40% 59% 30% 49% 31%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 19% 48% 19% 50%
Base (n) 1,010 323 404 80 122
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating has decreased from 44% in October to 40% this month.
  • Albanese’s approval rating has decreased among men (51% to 46%), people in regional areas (44% to 39%) and among Labor voters (65% to 59%).
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