Essential Report

Approval of Bill Shorten

Apr 8, 2014

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/ Indep-endent

 

12 Nov 2013

14 Jan 2014

11 Feb

11 Mar

Total approve

34%

 

62%

16%

36%

29%

31%

35%

30%

32%

Total disapprove

38%

 

15%

61%

35%

44%

27%

32%

34%

39%

Strongly approve

6%

12%

3%

2%

2%

5%

5%

4%

4%

Approve

28%

50%

13%

34%

27%

26%

30%

26%

28%

Disapprove

22%

13%

29%

27%

25%

17%

20%

21%

24%

Strongly disapprove

16%

2%

32%

8%

19%

10%

12%

13%

15%

Don’t know

28%

23%

23%

30%

25%

43%

32%

35%

29%

34% (up 2%) approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader and 38% (down 1%) disapprove. 28% could not give an opinion. This represents an improvement in his rating as Opposition Leader over the last four weeks from net -7 to net -4.

By gender – 36% (no change) of men approve and 44% (up 2%) disapprove; 32% (up 3%) of women approve and 32% (down 4%) disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Oct 15, 2012

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

 

18 Jan
10

5 Jul

 

20 Dec

14 Mar
11

14 Jun

12 Sep

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

16 Jul

13 Aug

10 Sep

15 Oct

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

35%

36%

32%

37%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

53%

51%

55%

54%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

7%

8%

6%

9%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

28%

28%

26%

28%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

23%

22%

26%

23%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

30%

29%

29%

31%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

12%

13%

13%

9%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has also improved over the last month. 37% (up 5%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 54% (down 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -23 to -17 over the last 5 weeks.

74% (up 11%) of Coalition voters approve and 22% (down 2%) disapprove.

By gender – men 39% approve/55% disapprove, women 35% approve/54% disapprove. In net terms this represents an improvement with men from -19 to -16 and with women from -26 to -19.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 13, 2012

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

 

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

 

20 Dec

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 2012

12 Jun

16 Jul

13 Aug

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

35%

36%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

53%

51%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

7%

8%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

28%

28%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

23%

22%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

30%

29%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

12%

13%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has improved marginally over the last month. 36% (up 1%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 51% (down 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -18 to -15 over the last 4 weeks.

70% (up 3%) of Coalition voters approve and 21% (down 5%) disapprove.

By gender – men 40% approve/51% disapprove, women 32% approve/52% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jul 16, 2012

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

 

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

 

20 Dec

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 2012

12 Jun

16 Jul

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

35%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

53%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

7%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

28%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

23%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

30%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

12%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has improved a little over the last month. 35% (up 3%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 53% (down 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -22 to -18 over the last 5 weeks.

67% (no change) of Coalition voters approve and 26% (up 4%) disapprove.

By gender – men 38% approve/53% disapprove, women 32% approve/53% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jun 12, 2012

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

 

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

2010

20 Dec 2010

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

16 Jan 2012

13 Feb

12 Mar

16 Apr

14 May

12 Jun

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

35%

35%

36%

38%

36%

32%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

51%

53%

52%

50%

53%

54%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

7%

7%

7%

6%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

28%

29%

29%

31%

29%

26%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

25%

23%

23%

23%

24%

24%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

26%

30%

29%

27%

29%

30%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

13%

12%

12%

13%

11%

13%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has declined a little over the last month. 32% (down 4%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 54% (up 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -17 to -22 over the last 4 weeks.

67% (down 4%) of Coalition voters approve and 22% (up 3%) disapprove.

By gender – men 35% approve/56% disapprove, women 30% approve/52% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

May 14, 2012

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

 

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

2010

20 Dec 2010

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

16 Jan 2012

13 Feb

12 Mar

16 Apr

14 May

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

35%

35%

36%

38%

36%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

51%

53%

52%

50%

53%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

7%

7%

7%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

28%

29%

29%

31%

29%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

25%

23%

23%

23%

24%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

26%

30%

29%

27%

29%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

13%

12%

12%

13%

11%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has declined a little over the last month. 36% (down 2%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 53% (up 3%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -12 to -17 over the last 4 weeks.

71% (down 1%) of Coalition voters approve and 19% (up 2%) disapprove.

By gender – men 38% approve/53% disapprove, women 33% approve/53% disapprove.

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Attributes to describe the Opposition Leader

Apr 2, 2012

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott?

 

 

5 Jul 10

4 Oct 10

7 Feb 11

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

Change

Intelligent

70%

71%

64%

61%

56%

-5%

Hard-working

76%

78%

72%

75%

68%

-7%

A capable leader

47%

52%

48%

45%

41%

-4%

Arrogant

59%

60%

58%

60%

61%

+1%

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

53%

54%

57%

54%

-3%

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

50%

48%

49%

+1%

Visionary

32%

31%

27%

27%

26%

-1%

Superficial

45%

49%

49%

Good in a crisis

40%

42%

41%

40%

36%

-4%

Narrow-minded

56%

53%

51%

54%

54%

More honest than most politicians

33%

32%

31%

32%

30%

-2%

Trustworthy

33%

35%

34%

32%

32%

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were hard-working (68%), arrogant (61%) and intelligent (56%).

Major changes since this question was asked in June last year were decreases for hard-working (-7%) and intelligent (-5%).

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Approval of Tony Abbott

Mar 12, 2012

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

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

2010

20 Dec 2010

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

17 Oct

14 Nov

12 Dec

16 Jan 2012

13 Feb

12 Mar

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

40%

36%

32%

35%

35%

36%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

51%

52%

53%

51%

53%

52%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

8%

6%

6%

7%

6%

7%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

32%

30%

26%

28%

29%

29%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

23%

26%

25%

25%

23%

23%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

26%

28%

26%

30%

29%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

9%

12%

14%

13%

12%

12%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has changed little over the last month. 36% (up 1%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 52% (down 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -18 to -16 over the last 4 weeks.

70% (up 3%) of Coalition voters approve and 21% (no change) disapprove.

By gender – men 37% approve/54% disapprove, women 36% approve/49% disapprove.

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