Essential Report

Performance of State Premiers

Oct 26, 2021

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job <NAME> is doing as State Premier?

[Only asked in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA]

TOTAL: Approve 25/10/21 16/11/20 02/11/20 19/10/20
[Prior to Oct’21] Gladys Berejiklian

[Oct’21 onwards] Dominic Perrottet

NSW

47% 75% 68% 67%
Daniel Andrews

VIC

52% 65% 61% 54%
Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

66% 65% 65% 62%
Steven Marshall

SA

61% 60% 71% 51%
Mark McGowan

WA

82% 87% 78% 84%
Base (n) 1,781 1,036 1,063 1,082
  • Approval of Dominic Perrottet among those in NSW is at 47%, however as he has just been in the job for a short period of time, there is a large number who are as yet unsure of him (25%). Last October, approval of Gladys Berejiklian was at 67%.
  • Approval of Daniel Andrews among Victorians is at 52%, around the same level as last October (54%) but a drop from the level last November (65%).
  • Approval of Steven Marshall among South Australians remains at 61%, around the same level as last November (60%).
  • Approval of Annastacia Palaszczuk among Queenslanders and Mark McGowan among Western Australians remain at similar levels as last October at 66% and 82% respectively.
 

 

Dominic Perrottet NSW Daniel Andrews

VIC

Annastacia Palaszczuk

QLD

Steven Marshall

SA

Mark McGowan

WA

Strongly approve 9% 20% 26% 15% 46%
Approve 38% 32% 40% 46% 36%
Disapprove 17% 16% 12% 18% 8%
Strongly disapprove 11% 24% 15% 8% 5%
Don’t know 25% 9% 7% 13% 5%
TOTAL: Approve 47% 52% 66% 61% 82%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 40% 27% 27% 13%
Base (n) 352 275 217 443 441
  • Nearly half (46%) of Western Australians strongly approve of the job Mark McGowan is doing as State Premier.
  • About a quarter (26%) of Queenslanders strongly approve of the job Annastacia Palaszczuk is doing as State Premier.
  • While 20% of Victorians strongly approve of the job Daniel Andrews is doing as State Premier, about a quarter (24%) strongly disapprove.
  • A quarter (25%) of those in NSW are unsure about the job newly appointed State Premier Dominic Perrottet is doing.

Performance of Scott Morrison

Feb 16, 2021

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

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 65% 61% 62% 66% 63% 64% 66% 63% 65% 64% 59% 41%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 30% 28% 25% 27% 28% 23% 27% 26% 27% 31% 49%
Don’t know 7% 9% 11% 9% 10% 8% 11% 10% 8% 9% 10% 10%
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 23% 8% 44% 6% 17%
Approve 42% 40% 49% 29% 40%
Disapprove 16% 24% 4% 30% 27%
Strongly disapprove 11% 20% 1% 29% 11%
Don’t know 7% 7% 2% 6% 5%
TOTAL: Approve 65% 49% 93% 35% 57%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 44% 5% 59% 37%
Base (n) 1,109 359 428 101 131
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has increased to 65%, the highest rating since November last year.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister is now at 93% among Coalition supporters (90% last month) and 49% among Labor voters (47% last month).

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 Scott Morrison

Aug 11, 2020

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

Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19
TOTAL: Approve 66% 63% 65% 64% 59% 41% 39% 40% 45% 45% 47% 49%
TOTAL: Disapprove 23% 27% 26% 27% 31% 49% 52% 52% 43% 41% 38% 36%
Don’t know 11% 10% 8% 9% 10% 10% 9% 8% 13% 13% 15% 15%
Base (n) 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 24% 15% 46% 2% 14%
Approve 42% 40% 45% 39% 47%
Disapprove 14% 20% 4% 37% 16%
Strongly disapprove 9% 15% 2% 17% 10%
Don’t know 11% 10% 4% 5% 14%
TOTAL: Approve 66% 56% 91% 40% 61%
TOTAL: Disapprove 23% 35% 6% 54% 26%
Base (n) 1,010 311 413 78 94

 

  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is on par with the previous month, now at 66% compared to 63% in July.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister among is at 91% among Coalition supporters, over half among Labor voters (56%) but lower among Greens voters (40%). 61% of those intending to vote for a minor party or independent candidate approve of the PM.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Aug 11, 2020

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

Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19
TOTAL: Approve 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36%
TOTAL: Disapprove 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31%
Don’t know 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33%
Base (n) 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 11% 22% 6% 8% 2%
Approve 33% 47% 31% 46% 15%
Disapprove 20% 13% 28% 15% 26%
Strongly disapprove 10% 2% 18% 8% 21%
Don’t know 25% 15% 18% 23% 36%
TOTAL: Approve 44% 70% 36% 53% 17%
TOTAL: Disapprove 30% 15% 46% 24% 47%
Base (n) 1,010 311 413 78 94

 

  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is consistent this month, at 44%, the same in July (44%).
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 70%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (91%).

Performance of Scott Morrison

Jul 14, 2020

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

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 63% 65% 64% 59% 41% 39% 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 26% 27% 31% 49% 52% 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37%
Don’t know 10% 8% 9% 10% 10% 9% 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16%
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 23% 12% 47% 3% 16%
Approve 40% 37% 43% 33% 42%
Disapprove 17% 31% 4% 24% 17%
Strongly disapprove 11% 14% 2% 26% 14%
Don’t know 10%  6% 4% 14% 10%
TOTAL: Approve 63% 49% 90% 36% 59%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 45% 6% 50% 31%
Base (n) 1,054 299 420 108 125

 

  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is on par with the previous month, now at 63% compared to 65% in June.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister among is at 90% among Coalition supporters, and lower among Labor voters (49%) and Greens voters (36%). 59% of those intending to vote for a minor party or independent candidate approve of the PM.

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 Scott Morrison

Jun 2, 2020

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

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 65% 64% 59% 41% 39% 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48%
TOTAL: Disapprove 26% 27% 31% 49% 52% 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34%
Don’t know 8% 9% 10% 10% 9% 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18%
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 21% 8% 41% 6% 17%
Approve 44% 45% 48% 35% 39%
Disapprove 18% 26% 7% 41% 20%
Strongly disapprove 8% 13% 2% 14% 12%
Don’t know 8% 7% 2% 5% 11%
TOTAL: Approve 65% 53% 89% 41% 57%
TOTAL: Disapprove 26% 39% 9% 54% 33%
Base (n) 1,059 299 413 95 136
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has increased for the fifth straight month, reaching 65% from 39% at the start of February.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister among is at 89% of Coalition supporters, with 53% approval among Labor voters, 41% among Greens voters and 57% of all others.
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