Essential Report

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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Approval of Tony Abbott

Feb 13, 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
Total approve 37% 37% 39% 38% 38% 39% 40% 36% 32% 35% 35%
Total disapprove 37% 47% 39% 47% 48% 50% 51% 52% 53% 51% 53%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 9% 7% 6% 8% 8% 6% 6% 7% 6%
Approve 32% 29% 30% 31% 32% 31% 32% 30% 26% 28% 29%
Disapprove 20% 23% 21% 24% 25% 23% 23% 26% 25% 25% 23%
Strongly disapprove 17% 24% 18% 23% 23% 27% 28% 26% 28% 26% 30%
Don’t know 26% 16% 22% 16% 15% 11% 9% 12% 14% 13% 12%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has also changed little over the last month. 35% (no change) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 53% (up 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -16 to -18 over the last 4 weeks.

67% (down 1%) of Coalition voters approve and 21% (no change) disapprove.

By gender – men 40% approve/52% disapprove, women 31% approve/54% disapprove.

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Approval of Tony Abbott

Jan 16, 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
Total approve 37% 37% 39% 38% 38% 39% 40% 36% 32% 35%
Total disapprove 37% 47% 39% 47% 48% 50% 51% 52% 53% 51%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 9% 7% 6% 8% 8% 6% 6% 7%
Approve 32% 29% 30% 31% 32% 31% 32% 30% 26% 28%
Disapprove 20% 23% 21% 24% 25% 23% 23% 26% 25% 25%
Strongly disapprove 17% 24% 18% 23% 23% 27% 28% 26% 28% 26%
Don’t know 26% 16% 22% 16% 15% 11% 9% 12% 14% 13%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has also improved a little over the last month. 35% (up 3%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 51% (down 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -21 to -16 over the last 5 weeks.

68% (up 3%) of Coalition voters approve and 21% (down 1%) disapprove.

By gender – men 41% approve/49% disapprove, women 29% approve/53% disapprove.

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Approval of Tony Abbott

Dec 12, 2011

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 14 June 12 Sept 17 Oct 14 Nov 12 Dec
Total approve 37% 37% 39% 38% 38% 39% 40% 36% 32%
Total disapprove 37% 47% 39% 47% 48% 50% 51% 52% 53%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 9% 7% 6% 8% 8% 6% 6%
Approve 32% 29% 30% 31% 32% 31% 32% 30% 26%
Disapprove 20% 23% 21% 24% 25% 23% 23% 26% 25%
Strongly disapprove 17% 24% 18% 23% 23% 27% 28% 26% 28%
Don’t know 26% 16% 22% 16% 15% 11% 9% 12% 14%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has fallen again over the last month. 32% (down 4%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 53% (up 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -16 to -21 over the last 4 weeks. This is the lowest rating recorded for Tony Abbott since he became opposition leader.

65% (down 8%) of Coalition voters approve and 22% (up 3%) disapprove.

By gender – men 36% approve/52% disapprove, women 29% approve/55% disapprove.

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Rating of Opposition Leader during Barack Obama Visit

Nov 28, 2011

Q. How would you rate the performance of the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott during recent visit by US President Barack Obama?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total good 18% 9% 31% 2%
Total poor 30% 49% 9% 54%
Very good 4% 2% 7%
Good 14% 7% 24% 2%
Average 37% 32% 46% 26%
Poor 14% 17% 7% 24%
Very poor 16% 32% 2% 30%
Don’t know 15% 10% 13% 17%

Overall, the Opposition Leader’s performance during the recent visit by US President Barack Obama was rated negatively.

18% rated his performance during the recent visit by US President Barack Obama as good and 30% rated it poor. 37% thought it was average.

Liberal/National voters were more likely to rate it as average (46%) – only 31% rated it good.

There was little difference between the ratings of men and women.

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Approval of Tony Abbott

Oct 17, 2011

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

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug 12 Sept 17 Oct
Total approve 37% 37% 39% 42% 38% 38% 36% 42% 38% 39% 37% 39% 40%
Total disapprove 37% 47% 39% 37% 46% 47% 48% 44% 48% 49% 50% 50% 51%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 9% 7% 8% 7% 7% 8% 6% 6% 8% 8% 8%
Approve 32% 29% 30% 35% 30% 31% 29% 34% 32% 33% 29% 31% 32%
Disapprove 20% 23% 21% 22% 24% 24% 25% 25% 25% 24% 25% 23% 23%
Strongly disapprove 17% 24% 18% 15% 22% 23% 23% 19% 23% 25% 25% 27% 28%
Don’t know 26% 16% 22% 20% 16% 16% 17% 14% 15% 11% 13% 11% 9%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has been at a similar level for the past 5 months. 40% (up 1%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 51% (up 1%) disapprove – no change in his net rating of -11 over the last 5 weeks.

78% (up 4%) of Coalition voters approve and 16% (down 2%) disapprove.

By gender – men 44% approve/50% disapprove, women 36% approve/52% disapprove.

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Approval of Tony Abbott

May 9, 2011

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

18 Jan

2010

29 Mar 5 Jul 16 Aug 20 Sep 18 Oct 22 Nov 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May
Total approve 37% 33% 37% 41% 43% 39% 40% 39% 42% 38% 38% 36% 42%
Total disapprove 37% 50% 47% 44% 37% 45% 40% 39% 37% 46% 47% 48% 44%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 8% 9% 12% 8% 6% 9% 7% 8% 7% 7% 8%
Approve 32% 25% 29% 32% 31% 31% 34% 30% 35% 30% 31% 29% 34%
Disapprove 20% 28% 23% 22% 21% 22% 22% 21% 22% 24% 24% 25% 25%
Strongly disapprove 17% 22% 24% 22% 16% 23% 18% 18% 15% 22% 23% 23% 19%
Don’t know 26% 16% 16% 15% 19% 17% 19% 22% 20% 16% 16% 17% 14%

42% (up 6%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 44% (down 4%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -12 to -2 over the last 4 weeks.

77% of Coalition voters approve and 13% disapprove.

By gender – men 47% approve/43% disapprove, women 37% approve/45% disapprove.

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