Essential Report

Tony Abbott

Apr 26, 2017

Q. Do you think Tony Abbott should –

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2016
Stay in Parliament on the backbench 17%   17% 22% 10% 20%   21%
Stay in Parliament and be given a Ministry 17%   8% 27% 14% 21%   25%
Resign from Parliament 40%   54% 31% 57% 32%   37%
Don’t know 26%   21% 20% 18% 26%   17%

 

40% think that Tony Abbott should resign from parliament, a slight increase from 37% when this question was last asked in August 2016.

Those most likely to think that Tony Abbott should resign were those voting Greens (57%) and Labor (54%), and South Australians (54%).

49% of Liberal/National voters think that Tony Abbott should stay in parliament, whether in the ministry or on the backbench, while 31% think that he should resign.

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