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Performance of Anthony Albanese

Oct 20, 2020

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

Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19
TOTAL: Approve 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34%
Don’t know 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29%
Base (n) 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 10% 15% 7% 16% 11%
Approve 33% 50% 27% 27% 30%
Disapprove 20% 12% 30% 16% 19%
Strongly disapprove 10% 1% 18% 4% 19%
Don’t know 27% 21% 18% 36% 20%
TOTAL: Approve 44% 65% 34% 43% 41%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 13% 47% 21% 38%
Base (n) 1,082 352 421 84 123
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating remains consistent for the fourth consecutive month at 44%.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters is steady at 65% following the decline from 70% to 62% between July and August. The proportion of Labor voters who strongly approve of his performance remains at 15%.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Sep 8, 2020

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

Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19
TOTAL: Approve 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29%
Don’t know 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31%
Base (n) 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 11% 15% 8% 8% 20%
Approve 33% 47% 28% 42% 24%
Disapprove 20% 12% 31% 18% 15%
Strongly disapprove 9% 2% 15% 2% 15%
Don’t know 27% 25% 17% 30% 27%
TOTAL: Approve 44% 62% 36% 50% 44%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 14% 47% 20% 30%
Base (n) 1,076 321 390 108 138
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating remains consistent for the third consecutive month at 44%.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters has fallen from 70% in July to 62% in August. The proportion of Labor voters who strongly approve of his performance has dropped from 22% to 15%. Labor voters are now more likely to say they are unsure of his performance, which has increased from 15% to 25%. Those that disapprove remains consistent from last month (15% in August, 14% in September).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jul 14, 2020

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

Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19
TOTAL: Approve 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29%
Don’t know 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33%
Base (n) 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 10% 18% 7% 5% 8%
Approve 34% 47% 31% 41% 16%
Disapprove 19% 15% 25% 16% 31%
Strongly disapprove 9% 1% 17% 4% 12%
Don’t know 28% 19% 21% 34% 32%
TOTAL: Approve 44% 65% 37% 46% 25%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 16% 42% 20% 43%
Base (n) 1,054 299 420 108 125

 

  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is consistent this month, at 44% compared to 43% in June.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 65%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (90%).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jun 2, 2020

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

Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
TOTAL: Approve 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
TOTAL: Disapprove 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 8% 12% 5% 7% 14%
Approve 36% 51% 31% 43% 26%
Disapprove 21% 14% 30% 21% 24%
Strongly disapprove 9% 2% 15% 5% 12%
Don’t know 26% 22% 20% 24% 25%
TOTAL: Approve 43% 63% 35% 50% 40%
TOTAL: Disapprove 30% 16% 45% 26% 35%
Base (n) 1,059 299 413 95 136
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating has remained consistent this month, at 43% compared to 42% in May and 44% April.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 63%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (89%).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

May 5, 2020

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

May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
TOTAL: Approve 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 7% 12% 4% 6% 4%
Approve 35% 51% 30% 39% 27%
Disapprove 19% 13% 28% 12% 21%
Strongly disapprove 8% 2% 15% 5% 14%
Don’t know 31% 22% 22% 38% 34%
TOTAL: Approve 42% 63% 35% 45% 31%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 15% 43% 17% 35%
Base (n) 1,093 325 435 108 114
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating has remained consistent this month, at 42% compared to 44% in April.
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 63%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (92%).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Nov 12, 2019

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

Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
NET: Approve 37% 40% 36% 38% 39% 35%
NET: Disapprove 34% 29% 31% 29% 24% 25%
Don’t know 29% 31% 33% 33% 37% 39%
Base (n) 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

  Total Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 6% 12% 3% 6% 3%
Approve 31% 45% 32% 25% 16%
Disapprove 24% 19% 28% 30% 32%
Strongly disapprove 9% 2% 14% 7% 18%
Don’t know 29% 23% 22% 32% 31%
NET: Approve 37% 57% 35% 31% 19%
NET: Disapprove 34% 21% 43% 37% 50%
Base (n) 1,075 325 377 107 155
  • Anthony Albanese has 37% approval as Opposition Leader, but just under one third (29%) don’t know how to rate his performance. More respondents are able to provide a rating on Albanese’s performance now, than when he first took over the position in June, when 39% recorded a response of don’t know.
  • Approval with Albanese’s performance is driven by Labor party voters (57%), participants with a university education (47%) and males (43%).

Bill Shorten

May 9, 2017

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Dec 2015 Dec 2014
Total Approve 34% 62% 20% 33% 21%   33% 30% 30% 37% 35% 27% 35%
Total Disapprove 45% 18% 68% 46% 64%   46% 49% 47% 44% 38% 47% 39%
Strongly approve 6% 14% 2% 6% 1% 5% 4% 5% 7% 6% 4% 7%
Approve 28% 48% 18% 27% 20% 28% 26% 25% 30% 29% 23% 28%
Disapprove 26% 15% 33% 37% 33% 26% 26% 27% 25% 21% 26% 23%
Strongly disapprove 19% 3% 35% 9% 31% 20% 23% 20% 19% 17% 21% 16%
Don’t know 22%   20% 12% 21% 15%   22% 22% 22% 20% 25% 25% 26%

34% approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Prime Minister (up 1% from last month), and 45% disapproved (down 1%).

62% of ALP voters approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing, compared to 33% of Greens voters and 20% of Liberal/National voters.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Apr 12, 2016

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader?

 
Total
 
Vote Labor
Vote Lib/Nat
Vote Greens
Vote other
 
Nov 2013
June 2014
Dec 2014
Jun 2015
Dec 2015
Jan 2016
Feb 2016
Mar 2016
Total approve 30%   60% 16% 44% 14%   31% 38% 35% 32% 27% 27% 27% 27%
Total disapprove 44%   18% 65% 39% 62%   27% 40% 39% 45% 47% 47% 48% 47%
Strongly approve 5%   13% <1% 6% 1%   5% 7% 7% 6% 4% 4% 5% 3%
Approve 25%   47% 15% 38% 13%   26% 31% 28% 26% 23% 23% 22% 24%
Disapprove 22%   16% 25% 25% 33%   17% 22% 23% 27% 26% 28% 26% 29%
Strongly disapprove 22%   2% 40% 14% 29%   10% 18% 16% 18% 21% 19% 22% 18%
Don’t know 25%   22% 20% 18% 24%   43% 22% 26% 22% 25% 26% 25% 26%

30% (up 3%) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 44% (down 3%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -20 to -14.

60% (up 9%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 18% (down 6%) disapprove.

30% of men and 30% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 51% of men and 38% of women disapprove.

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