Essential Report

Performance of Scott Morrison

Aug 31, 2021

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

Sep’21 Aug’21 Jul’21 Jun’21 May’21 Apr’21 End Mar’21 Mid Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20
TOTAL: Approve 50% 50% 51% 57% 58% 54% 57% 62% 65% 61% 62% 66% 63%
TOTAL: Disapprove 41% 40% 40% 36% 32% 37% 35% 29% 28% 30% 28% 25% 27%
Don’t know 9% 10% 9% 8% 10% 9% 8% 8% 7% 9% 11% 9% 10%
Base (n) 1,100 1,098 1,099 1,104 1,092 1,368 1,100 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082

 

TOTAL: Approve Sep’21 Aug’21 Jul’21 Jun’21 May’21 Apr’21
NSW 48% 50% 53% 59% 64% 55%
VIC 47% 45% 49% 52% 51% 51%
QLD 56% 54% 49% 60% 60% 57%
SA 47% 53% 50% 56% 52% 50%
WA 58% 53% 50% 50% 63% 56%
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is now at 50% – this is unchanged from last month. Disapproval remains similar to last month at 41% – the highest disapproval rating in the last 12 months.
  • The PM’s approval rating continues to decrease in NSW (48%, from 64% in May).
  • The PM’s approval rating in WA has increased to 58% from 53% last month, but still has not recovered to the level in May (63%).

Performance of Scott Morrison

Jun 8, 2021

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

Jun’21 May’21 Apr’21 End Mar’21 Mid Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20
TOTAL: Approve 57% 58% 54% 57% 62% 65% 61% 62% 66% 63% 64% 66% 63%
TOTAL: Disapprove 36% 32% 37% 35% 29% 28% 30% 28% 25% 27% 28% 23% 27%
Don’t know 8% 10% 9% 8% 8% 7% 9% 11% 9% 10% 8% 11% 10%
Base (n) 1,104 1,092 1,368 1,100 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is at 57% (58% in May).
  • Disapproval has increased from 32% last month to 36% this month, on par with level in April (37%).

Performance of Scott Morrison

May 11, 2021

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

May’21 Apr’21 End Mar’21 Mid Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20
TOTAL: Approve 58% 54% 57% 62% 65% 61% 62% 66% 63% 64% 66% 63% 65%
TOTAL: Disapprove 32% 37% 35% 29% 28% 30% 28% 25% 27% 28% 23% 27% 26%
Don’t know 10% 9% 8% 8% 7% 9% 11% 9% 10% 8% 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,092 1,368 1,100 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059

 

TOTAL: Approve May’21 12 Apr’21 29 Mar’21 15 Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20
Men 62% 61% 65% 65% 65% 62% 68% 65%
Women 55% 46% 49% 59% 65% 59% 56% 67%
TOTAL: Disapprove                
Men 31% 32% 30% 28% 28% 32% 25% 28%
Women 34% 42% 40% 30% 28% 29% 30% 23%
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has risen to 58% (from 54% in April). This is similar to the level at the end of March.
  • Approval of the PM among women has increased from 46% to 55%, while disapproval has fallen from 42% to 34%.

Performance of Scott Morrison

Apr 13, 2021

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

Apr’21 End Mar’21 Mid Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20
TOTAL: Approve 54% 57% 62% 65% 61% 62% 66% 63% 64% 66% 63% 65% 64%
TOTAL: Disapprove 37% 35% 29% 28% 30% 28% 25% 27% 28% 23% 27% 26% 27%
Don’t know 9% 8% 8% 7% 9% 11% 9% 10% 8% 11% 10% 8% 9%
Base (n) 1,368 1,100 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 19% 8% 40% 12% 13%
Approve 34% 28% 49% 24% 22%
Disapprove 21% 29% 6% 26% 32%
Strongly disapprove 16% 28% 2% 28% 24%
Don’t know 9% 7% 3% 10% 9%
TOTAL: Approve 54% 36% 88% 36% 34%
TOTAL: Disapprove 37% 57% 8% 55% 56%
Base (n) 1,368 483 471 123 165

 

TOTAL: Approve 12 Apr’21 29 Mar’21 15 Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20
Men 61% 65% 65% 65% 62% 68% 65%
Women 46% 49% 59% 65% 59% 56% 67%
TOTAL: Disapprove              
Men 32% 30% 28% 28% 32% 25% 28%
Women 42% 40% 30% 28% 29% 30% 23%
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has dropped to 54% (from 65% in February). This is the lowest rating seen in the last 12 months.
  • Disapproval of the PM among women has increased to 42%, from 28% in February.

Performance of Scott Morrison

Mar 30, 2021

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

29 Mar’21 15 Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20
TOTAL: Approve 57% 62% 65% 61% 62% 66%
TOTAL: Disapprove 35% 29% 28% 30% 28% 25%
Don’t know 8% 8% 7% 9% 11% 9%
Base (n) 1,100 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010

 

TOTAL: Approve 29 Mar’21 15 Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20
Men 65% 65% 65% 62% 68% 65%
Women 49% 59% 65% 59% 56% 67%
TOTAL: Disapprove            
Men 30% 28% 28% 32% 25% 28%
Women 40% 30% 28% 29% 30% 23%
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has dropped to 57% (from 62% earlier in the month) driven by lower approval among women (59% to 49%).
  • Disapproval of the PM among women has increased to 40%, from 30% two weeks ago.

Performance of Scott Morrison

Mar 16, 2021

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

Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20
TOTAL: Approve 62% 65% 61% 62% 66% 63% 64% 66% 63% 65% 64% 59%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 28% 30% 28% 25% 27% 28% 23% 27% 26% 27% 31%
Don’t know 8% 7% 9% 11% 9% 10% 8% 11% 10% 8% 9% 10%
Base (n) 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 22% 7% 46% 3% 20%
Approve 40% 38% 46% 38% 34%
Disapprove 16% 25% 5% 26% 16%
Strongly disapprove 13% 23% 1% 26% 17%
Don’t know 8% 7% 3% 8% 12%
TOTAL: Approve 62% 45% 91% 40% 55%
TOTAL: Disapprove 29% 48% 6% 51% 33%
Base (n) 1,124 375 410 98 142
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has dipped back down to 62%, consistent with results in January (61%) and December (62%).
  • Approval of the Prime Minister is now at 91% among Coalition supporters (93% last month) and 45% among Labor voters (49% last month).

Performance of Scott Morrison

Jan 19, 2021

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

Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20
TOTAL: Approve 61% 62% 66% 63% 64% 66% 63% 65% 64% 59% 41% 39%
TOTAL: Disapprove 30% 28% 25% 27% 28% 23% 27% 26% 27% 31% 49% 52%
Don’t know 9% 11% 9% 10% 8% 11% 10% 8% 9% 10% 10% 9%
Base (n) 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 20% 8% 42% 4% 9%
Approve 40% 39% 48% 31% 30%
Disapprove 18% 30% 6% 22% 22%
Strongly disapprove 13% 18% 2% 35% 20%
Don’t know 9% 5% 2% 8% 19%
TOTAL: Approve 61% 47% 90% 35% 39%
TOTAL: Disapprove 30% 48% 8% 57% 42%
Base (n) 1,084 334 431 118 106
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is at 61%, unchanged since last month.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister is at 90% among Coalition supporters and 47% among Labor voters, both also unchanged since last month (90% and 48%).

Performance of Scott Morrison

Dec 15, 2020

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

Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20
TOTAL: Approve 62% 66% 63% 64% 66% 63% 65% 64% 59% 41% 39% 40%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 25% 27% 28% 23% 27% 26% 27% 31% 49% 52% 52%
Don’t know 11% 9% 10% 8% 11% 10% 8% 9% 10% 10% 9% 8%
Base (n) 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 23% 12% 43% 7% 21%
Approve 39% 36% 47% 35% 36%
Disapprove 17% 27% 6% 25% 20%
Strongly disapprove 11% 18% 1% 26% 16%
Don’t know 11% 6% 3% 8% 7%
TOTAL: Approve 62% 48% 90% 41% 57%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 45% 7% 50% 35%
Base (n) 1,071 356 406 102 107
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is now at 62%, a fall from 66% last month, but equivalent to approval in October.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister is at 90% among Coalition supporters (94% last month) and 48% among Labor voters (50% last month).
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