Essential Report

Tony Abbott

Jul 4, 2017

Q. Do you think Tony Abbott should:

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other Aug 2016 April 2017
Stay in parliament on the backbench 14%   13% 19% 10% 15% 21% 17%
Stay in parliament and be given a ministry 18%   12% 25% 9% 34% 25% 17%
Resign from parliament 43%   54% 35% 68% 36% 37% 40%
Don’t know 24%   21% 22% 13% 15% 17% 26%

43% think Tony Abbott should resign from parliament (up 3% from April), while 32% think he should stay in parliament in some capacity (down 2%).

Liberal/National voters were more likely to think Tony Abbott should stay in parliament (44%) than Labor voters (25%) and Greens voters (19%).

Other party/independent voters were most likely to think he should stay in parliament (49%).

Since this questions was first asked in August 2016, the proportion of those who think Tony Abbott should stay in parliament has fallen from 46% to 32%.

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