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%|
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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