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.

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%.

Preferred Prime Minister

Jan 14, 2020

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

  Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099
  • For the first time since becoming leader of the Labor party, more people consider Anthony Albanese more capable of being PM than Scott Morrison. 39% think Albanese would be the better PM, compared to 36% for Morrison.
  • A 6pt drop from November for Morrison has coincided with an 11pt increase for Albanese.
  • A quarter (25%) don’t know who would make the better PM between the two.

Leadership during bushfires

Jan 14, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Scott Morrison/Gladys Berejiklian/Daniel Andrews’s handling of the bushfire crisis?

  NET: Approve NET: Disapprove Strongly approve Approve Disapprove Strongly disapprove Don’t know
Scott Morrison

(Asked in all states, n=1,081)

32% 57% 8% 24% 21% 36% 11%
Gladys Berejiklian

(Asked in NSW only, n=333)

55% 22% 14% 43% 14% 9% 22%
Daniel Andrews

(Asked in VIC only, n=275)

58% 20% 14% 44% 13% 7% 22%

 

NET: APPROVE Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition NET: Other
Scott Morrison

(Asked in all states,  n=1,081)

32% 11% 64% 23%
Gladys Berejiklian

(Asked in NSW only, n=333)

55% 54% 71% 40%
Daniel Andrews

(Asked in VIC only, n=333)

58% 67% 63% 37%
  • Around a third (32%) of people approve of Scott Morrison’s handing of the current bushfires crisis, with just 8% strongly approving of his performance. 36% strongly disapprove of his performance.
  • Comparatively, state premiers Berejiklian and Andrews have performed well, with over half of people in each state approving of their handling of the crisis (55% in NSW and 58% in Victoria).
  • The majority of Scott Morrison’s approval is coming from within his own supporter base, with 64% of intended Coalition voters approving of his performance during the crisis. Just 11% of Labor voters and 23% of those voting for another party approve of his performance.

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).
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