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 Anthony Albanese

Jan 19, 2021

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

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 42% 43% 40% 44% 44% 44% 44% 43% 42% 44% 41% 41%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 29% 33% 29% 29% 30% 28% 30% 27% 29% 33% 31%
Don’t know 25% 28% 27% 27% 27% 25% 28% 26% 31% 27% 26% 28%
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 9% 16% 8% 8% 3%
Approve 32% 47% 26% 37% 20%
Disapprove 23% 14% 33% 22% 25%
Strongly disapprove 10% 3% 16% 7% 22%
Don’t know 25% 19% 16% 26% 30%
TOTAL: Approve 42% 63% 35% 45% 24%
TOTAL: Disapprove 33% 18% 49% 29% 47%
Base (n) 1,084 334 431 118 106
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is now 42%, consistent with ratings seen throughout last year.

Preferred Prime Minister

Jan 19, 2021

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

  Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20
Scott Morrison 51% 50% 53% 50% 49% 52% 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36%
Anthony Albanese 25% 24% 24% 25% 26% 22% 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36%
Don’t know 25% 26% 24% 25% 25% 26% 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28%
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

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 51% 28% 83% 24% 45%
Anthony Albanese 25% 47% 8% 49% 16%
Don’t know 25% 26% 9% 27% 39%
Base (n) 1,084 334 431 118 106
  • Half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (51%), while a quarter would prefer the Opposition Leader (25%). A further quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 83% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese (8%).
  • Just under half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (47%). 26% of Labor voters said they don’t know who would make the better leader.

State of the economy in next six months

Sep 22, 2020

Q. How do you think the economy will look in the next six months?

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
The economy will improve in the next six months 25% 29% 21% 27% 29% 20%
The economy will stay the same in the next six months 39% 37% 40% 43% 37% 37%
The economy will get worse in the next six months 36% 33% 39% 30% 35% 43%
Base (n) 1,081 539 542 338 374 369

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens Independent / Other
The economy will improve in the next six months 25% 24% 31% 19% 19%
The economy will stay the same in the next six months 39% 35% 41% 38% 35%
The economy will get worse in the next six months 36% 40% 28% 43% 46%
Base (n) 1,081 298 460 115 104
  • A quarter of people expect the economy to improve in the next months, lower than the 36% who expect it to get worse. 39% do not expect any change.
  • Older people aged over 55 are more likely than those aged 18-34 to expect the economy to get worse over the next six months (43% to 30%).
  • 31% of Coalition voters think the economy will improve in the next six months, compared to 24% of Labor voters, 19% of Greens voters and 19% of independent/other minor party voters.

Federal voting intention

Jul 18, 2017

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward? If don’t know – Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Total   Last week 11/7/17 2 weeks ago 4/7/17 4 weeks ago 20/6/17   Election 2 Jul 16
Liberal 33%   33% 35% 35%    
National 3%   3% 3% 3%    
Total Liberal/National 36%   36% 38% 38%   42.0%
Labor 38%   36% 36% 35%   34.7%
Greens 10%   11% 11% 9%   10.2%
Nick Xenophon Team 3%   3% 3% 3%    
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 7%   7% 7% 9%    
Other/Independent 6%   6% 5% 5%   13.1%
2 party preferred              
Liberal National 46%   46% 47% 48%   50.4%
Labor 54%   54% 53% 52%   49.6%

NB. Sample = 1,830. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions. Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results. The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2016 election.

Federal voting intention

May 9, 2017

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward? If don’t know – Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Total   Last week 2/5/17 2 weeks ago 25/4/17 4 weeks ago 11/4/17   Election 2 Jul 16
Liberal 35%   35% 34% 35%    
National 2%   2% 3% 3%    
Total Liberal/National 37%   38% 37% 37%   42.0%
Labor 38%   37% 36% 36%   34.7%
Greens 10%   9% 10% 10%   10.2%
Nick Xenophon Team 3%   3% 3% 3%    
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 6%   7% 8% 8%    
Other/Independent 6%   6% 6% 6%   13.1%
2 party preferred              
Liberal National 46%   47% 47% 47%   50.4%
Labor 54%   53% 53% 53%   49.6%

Sample = 1,795. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions. Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results. The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2016 election.

Federal voting intention

May 24, 2016

Q: If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward? If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Total   Last week

17/5/16

2 weeks ago

10/5/16

4 weeks ago

26/4/16

  Election 7 Sep 13
Liberal 38%   39% 38% 36%    
National 3%   3% 4% 4%    
Total Liberal/National 41%   42% 42% 40%   45.6%
Labor 37%   38% 38% 39%   33.4%
Greens 9%   9% 10% 10%   8.6%
Nick Xenophon Team 3%   3% na na  
Palmer United Party na   na 1% 1%   5.5%
Other/Independent 9%   8% 9% 11%   6.9%
2 party preferred              
Liberal National 49%   49% 49% 48%   53.5%
Labor 51%   51% 51% 52%   46.5%

NB. Sample = 1,794. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions. Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results. The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2013 election.

Federal voting intention

Apr 12, 2016

If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward? If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

 
Total
 
Last week
5/4/16
2 weeks ago
29/3/16
4 weeks ago
15/3/16
 
Election 7 Sep 13
Liberal 39% 39% 39% 39%
National 3% 3% 3% 3%
Total Liberal/National 42%   42% 43% 42%   45.6%
Labor 35%   37% 38% 36%   33.4%
Greens 11% 10% 9% 11% 8.6%
Palmer United Party 1% 1% 1% 1% 5.5%
Other/Independent 10% 10% 10% 9% 6.9%
2 party preferred
Liberal National 50% 50% 50% 50% 53.5%
Labor 50% 50% 50% 50% 46.5%

NB.  Sample = 1,792. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2013 election.

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