Performance of Scott Morrison

Feb 11, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Scott Morrison is doing as Prime Minister?

Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 39% 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48%
NET: Disapprove 52% 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34%
Don’t know 9% 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18%
Base (n) 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 10% 3% 24% 1% 8%
Approve 28% 16% 54% 9% 17%
Disapprove 24% 33% 12% 25% 28%
Strongly disapprove 28% 40% 5% 60% 36%
Don’t know 9% 8% 5% 5% 11%
NET: Approve 39% 19% 78% 10% 25%
NET: Disapprove 52% 74% 17% 84% 64%
Base (n) 1,056 354 320 113 155
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is at 39%. It has not recovered following the fall from 45% at the end of last year to 40% in January.
  • Still 52% disapprove of his performance, which shows no change from January (52%).
  • However, the PM’s approval rating among Coalition voters remains high, 78% approval (79% in Jan’20).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Feb 11, 2020

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

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

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 6% 12% 4% 3% 2%
Approve 35% 51% 34% 27% 17%
Disapprove 22% 12% 30% 27% 28%
Strongly disapprove 9% 2% 15% 6% 20%
Don’t know 28% 24% 18% 37% 32%
NET: Approve 41% 62% 37% 30% 20%
NET: Disapprove 31% 14% 45% 33% 49%
Base (n) 1,056 354 320 113 155
  • Approval for Albanese has remained steady at 41% (43% last month). Those who don’t know about Albanese’s performance remains relatively high, at 28%.
  • His approval within his voter base (62% among Labor voters) is still not as strong as Scott Morrison (78% among Coalition voters).

Performance of Scott Morrison

Jan 14, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Scott Morrison is doing as Prime Minister?

Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48%
NET: Disapprove 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34%
Don’t know 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18%
Base (n) 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 11% 4% 25% 4% 5%
Approve 28% 12% 54% 16% 23%
Disapprove 20% 26% 11% 22% 25%
Strongly disapprove 32% 52% 6% 51% 38%
Don’t know 8% 7% 4% 7% 10%
NET: Approve 40% 16% 79% 20% 28%
NET: Disapprove 52% 77% 17% 73% 63%
Base (n) 1,081 349 372 106 148
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has decreased from 45% last year to 40% this year.
  • 52% disapprove of his performance in January, up from 43%. This has been driven by an increase those who strongly disapprove – up from 22% in December to 32%.
  • The PM’s approval rating among Coalition voters remains consistent with 79% approval (on par with 82% approval last month).
  • He has lost approval among Labor voters, among whom strongly disapprove has increased from 36% in December to 52%.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jan 14, 2020

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

Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
NET: Disapprove 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 8% 16% 4% 8% 2%
Approve 35% 48% 31% 34% 25%
Disapprove 21% 11% 29% 16% 27%
Strongly disapprove 10% 2% 17% 4% 15%
Don’t know 27% 22% 19% 39% 30%
NET: Approve 43% 64% 35% 41% 27%
NET: Disapprove 30% 13% 46% 20% 43%
Base (n) 1,081 349 372 106 148
  • Approval for Albanese has remained steady heading into 2020, moving from 39% to 43% between December and January.
  • His approval from within his voter base (64% among Labor voters) is not as strong as Scott Morrison (79% among Coalition voters).
  • Those who don’t know about Albanese’s performance is now 27%, the lowest since he became the Labor leader.

Performance of Scott Morrison

Dec 10, 2019

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Scott Morrison is doing as Prime Minister?

Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
NET: Approve 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48% 48%
NET: Disapprove 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34% 36%
Don’t know 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18% 18%
Base (n) 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 12% 3% 27% 3% 9%
Approve 32% 18% 55% 24% 19%
Disapprove 21% 32% 13% 19% 25%
Strongly disapprove 22% 36% 1% 46% 35%
Don’t know 13% 11% 5% 7% 12%
NET: Approve 45% 21% 82% 27% 28%
NET: Disapprove 43% 68% 13% 66% 60%
Base (n) 1

,035

339 356 106 116
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is now 45% and on par with Nov’19.
  • While the PM’s approval has remained steady, disapproval scores have been increasing from 34% in July to 43% in December.
  • The vast majority of Coalition voters approve of Morrison’s performance as PM, with 82% approval (on par with 83% approval last month).

Performance of Scott Morrison compared to expectations

Dec 10, 2019

Q. Since the federal election in May 2019, how has the performance of Scott Morrison compared to your expectations?

  Performance of Scott Morrison Federal Voting Intention
Total NET: Approve NET: Disapprove Don’t know Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Has exceeded my expectations 11% 22% 1% 6% 4% 22% 6% 8%
Has met my expectations 41% 66% 12% 53% 27% 60% 34% 25%
Has fallen short of my expectations 47% 12% 86% 41% 69% 18% 60% 67%
Base (n) 1,035 441 461 133 339 356 106 116
  • 66% of participants who approve of the PM’s performance say he has met their expectations, compared to just 12% of those who disapprove of his performance.
  • Again, Coalition voters are most likely to say Scott Morrison has met their expectations (60%) than other voters (28%).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Dec 10, 2019

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

Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
NET: Approve 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39% 35%
NET: Disapprove 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24% 25%
Don’t know 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37% 39%
Base (n) 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 8% 14% 7% 8% 3%
Approve 31% 44% 31% 29% 14%
Disapprove 18% 10% 25% 20% 28%
Strongly disapprove 10% 4% 15% 7% 20%
Don’t know 33% 28% 22% 35% 35%
NET: Approve 39% 58% 38% 37% 17%
NET: Disapprove 28% 14% 40% 28% 48%
Base (n) 1,035 339 356 106 116
  • Anthony Albanese has 39% approval as Opposition Leader, but one third (33%) still don’t know how to rate his performance.

Importance of Winning Gold Medals

Aug 6, 2012

Q. How important is it that Australia wins gold medals at the 2012 Olympics being held in London?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot/some interest

A little/no interest

Very important

12%

12%

15%

7%

18%

4%

Quite important

32%

34%

35%

22%

41%

20%

Not so important

36%

37%

35%

33%

34%

41%

Not at all important

17%

16%

12%

37%

6%

32%

Don’t know

3%

1%

2%

1%

1%

4%

44% think it is very/quite important that Australia wins gold medals at the 2012 Olympics and 53% think it is not so or not at all important.

Of those with a lot/some interest in the Olympics, 59% think it is very/quite important and 40% not so/not at all important.

65% of those aged 55+ think it is not so/not at all important while 53% of those aged 18-34 think it is very/quite important.

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