Performance of Scott Morrison

Sep 8, 2020

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

Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19
TOTAL: Approve 64% 66% 63% 65% 64% 59% 41% 39% 40% 45% 45% 47%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 23% 27% 26% 27% 31% 49% 52% 52% 43% 41% 38%
Don’t know 8% 11% 10% 8% 9% 10% 10% 9% 8% 13% 13% 15%
Base (n) 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 22% 8% 41% 9% 23%
Approve 42% 43% 50% 38% 32%
Disapprove 16% 24% 5% 24% 22%
Strongly disapprove 12% 20% 2% 19% 17%
Don’t know 8% 5% 2% 10% 6%
TOTAL: Approve 64% 51% 91% 47% 55%
TOTAL: Disapprove 28% 44% 7% 43% 39%
Base (n) 1,076 321 390 108 138
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is consistent with last month, now at 64% compared to 66% in August.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister among is at 91% among Coalition supporters, around half among Labor voters (51%) and Greens voters (47%).

Preferred Prime Minister

Sep 8, 2020

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese?

  Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19
Scott Morrison 49% 52% 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46%
Anthony Albanese 26% 22% 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25%
Don’t know 25% 26% 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29%
Base (n) 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 49% 29% 85% 27% 40%
Anthony Albanese 26% 46% 9% 39% 29%
Don’t know 25% 25% 6% 34% 31%
Base (n) 1,076 321 390 108 138
  • Half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (49%), while a quarter would prefer the opposition leader. A further quarter (26%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 85% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese (9%).
  • Less than half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (46%). 25% of Labor voters said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

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 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.

Preferred Prime Minister

Jul 14, 2020

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese?

Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
Scott Morrison 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44%
Anthony Albanese 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26%
Don’t know 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31%
Base (n) 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 50% 27% 84% 17% 52%
Anthony Albanese 27% 50% 11% 45% 17%
Don’t know 23% 23% 6% 38% 30%
Base (n) 1,054 299 420 108 125

 

  • Half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (50% to 27%). Around a quarter (23%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 84% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese (11%).
  • Half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (50%) compared to Morrison (27%). 23% said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

Preferred Prime Minister

Jun 2, 2020

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese?

  Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 53% 29% 84% 34% 51%
Anthony Albanese 23% 45% 8% 38% 19%
Don’t know 24% 26% 9% 28% 31%
Base (n) 1,059 299 413 95 136
  • Over half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (53% to 23%). Around a quarter (24%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 84% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese.
  • Just under half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (45%) compared to Morrison (29%). 27% said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

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.

Leader attributes – Scott Morrison

Jun 2, 2020

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison?

  Total Change (Jan’20) Jan’20 Oct’19 Dec’18
Intelligent 73% +15 58% 64% 61%
Hard-working 72% +19 53% 63% 60%
A capable leader 70% +25 45% 54% 49%
Good in a crisis 66% +34 32% 51% 41%
Understands the problems facing Australia 65% +23 42% 50% 46%
Trustworthy 56% +16 40% 43% 39%
More honest than most politicians 51% +12 39% 44% 39%
Visionary 48% +18 30% 42% 38%
Out of touch with ordinary people 47% -15 62% 56% 54%
Superficial 41% -10 51% 48% 45%
Narrow-minded 40% -14 54% 47% 46%
Arrogant 39% -12 51% 44% 43%
Intolerant 34% -9 43% 41% 37%
Aggressive 32% 0 32% 37% 34%
Erratic 28% -10 38% 34% 36%
Base (n) 1,059   1,081 1,088 1,026
  • The attributes most associated with Scott Morrison are Intelligent (73%), Hard-working (72%) and A capable leader (70%).
  • Since the start of the year, Morrison is more likely to be described with positive attributes such as Good in a crisis (up 34%), a capable leader (up 25%) and Understands the problems facing Australia (23%).
  • He is now less associated with negative attributes such as Out of touch with ordinary people (-15%), Narrow-minded (-14%) and Arrogant (-12%).
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