Performance of Scott Morrison

May 5, 2020

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

May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
TOTAL: Approve 64% 59% 41% 39% 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 31% 49% 52% 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34%
Don’t know 9% 10% 10% 9% 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18%
Base (n) 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 22% 8% 45% 6% 12%
Approve 42% 38% 46% 31% 49%
Disapprove 17% 29% 5% 30% 20%
Strongly disapprove 10% 16% 2% 23% 9%
Don’t know 9% 10% 2% 10% 9%
TOTAL: Approve 64% 46% 92% 38% 62%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 44% 7% 52% 29%
Base (n) 1,093 325 435 108 114
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has increased for the fourth straight month, reaching 64% from 39% at the start of February.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister among is at 92% of Coalition supporters, with 46% approval among Labor voters, 38% among Greens voters and 62% of all others.

Preferred Prime Minister

May 5, 2020

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

  May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 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 50% 25% 84% 23% 53%
Anthony Albanese 25% 48% 7% 42% 20%
Don’t know 25% 27% 8% 35% 27%
Base (n) 1,093 325 435 108 114
  • 50% of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (25%). Around a quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Just under half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (48%) compared to Morrison (25%). 27% said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

Performance of Scott Morrison

Apr 7, 2020

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

Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 59% 41% 39% 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48%
NET: Disapprove 31% 49% 52% 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34%
Don’t know 10% 10% 9% 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18%
Base (n) 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 NET: Other
Strongly approve 20% 8% 45% 2% 9%
Approve 39% 37% 42% 27% 39%
Disapprove 20% 27% 8% 33% 27%
Strongly disapprove 11% 18% 2% 22% 15%
Don’t know 10% 10% 4% 15% 10%
NET: Approve 59% 46% 87% 30% 49%
NET: Disapprove 31% 45% 10% 56% 42%
Base (n) 1,069 333 387 102 122
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has jumped up in the past month from 46% to 59% – the highest approval rating recorded for Scott Morrison.
  • The proportion of people strongly approving of the job he’s doing has increased from 11% to 20%, while those strongly disapproving has gone down from 26% to 11%.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister among Labor voters is up (from 19% to 46%) and Greens voters (from 16% to 30%). While support has strengthened among his own voter base, with Coalition voters more likely to strongly approve of him (23% to 45%).

Preferred Prime Minister

Apr 7, 2020

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

  Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 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 NET: Other
Scott Morrison 46% 25% 83% 16% 43%
Anthony Albanese 27% 47% 8% 50% 21%
Don’t know 27% 28% 9% 34% 37%
Base (n) 1,069 333 387 102 122
  • 46% of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (27%). Around a quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • A quarter of Labor voters believe Scott Morrison to make the better PM compared to Albanese (25%), up from 13% in March).

Performance of Scott Morrison

Mar 10, 2020

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

Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 41% 39% 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48%
NET: Disapprove 49% 52% 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34%
Don’t know 10% 9% 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18%
Base (n) 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 NET: Other
Strongly approve 11% 4% 23% 1% 9%
Approve 31% 15% 54% 14% 29%
Disapprove 23% 31% 16% 23% 26%
Strongly disapprove 26% 44% 3% 56% 30%
Don’t know 10% 7% 4% 5% 7%
NET: Approve 41% 19% 77% 16% 38%
NET: Disapprove 49% 75% 19% 79% 55%
Base (n) 1,096 347 359 92 171
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating is now at 41% and still has not recovered following the fall from 45% at the end of last year.
  • Now 49% disapprove of his performance, which shows no change from January (52%).
  • However, the PM’s approval rating among Coalition voters remains high, 77% approval (78% in Feb’20).

Preferred Prime Minister

Mar 10, 2020

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

Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 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 NET: Other
Scott Morrison 40% 13% 78% 15% 38%
Anthony Albanese 35% 66% 11% 58% 23%
Don’t know 25% 21% 12% 27% 39%
Base (n) 1,096 347 359 92 171
  • 40% of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (35%).
  • Three-quarters (78%) of Coalition voters prefer Morrison whereas 66% of Labor voters prefer Albanese.
  • A quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.

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).

Preferred Prime Minister

Feb 11, 2020

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

Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Scott Morrison 36% 14% 77% 5% 31%
Anthony Albanese 36% 64% 12% 58% 24%
Don’t know 28% 23% 11% 37% 45%
Base (n) 1,056 354 320 113 155
  • Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese are considered equally capable of being Prime Minister (both 36%).
  • 28% are unsure who would make the better PM.
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