Essential Report

Tony Abbott

Mar 22, 2016

Do you think Tony Abbott should –

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Dec 2015
Stay in Parliament on the back bench 15% 16% 20% 7% 12% 14%
Stay in Parliament and be given a Ministry 18% 8% 32% 5% 20% 18%
Resign from Parliament now 29% 41% 16% 55% 31% 30%
Resign from Parliament at the next election 18% 21% 16% 23% 19% 19%
Don’t know 19% 14% 16% 10% 18% 19%

33% think Tony Abbott should stay in Parliament and 47% think he should resign – now or at the next election.

Overall, views have not changed significantly since this question was asked in December.

Among Liberal/National voters, 52% (up 4%) think he should stay in Parliament and 32% (down 5%) think he should resign.

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