Essential Report

Tony Abbott’s future

Dec 8, 2015

Q. Do you think Tony Abbott should –

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Stay in Parliament on the back bench

14%

14%

17%

13%

13%

Stay in Parliament and be given a Ministry

18%

7%

31%

4%

35%

Resign from Parliament now

30%

42%

18%

59%

22%

Resign from Parliament at the next election

19%

22%

19%

14%

21%

Don’t know

19%

15%

16%

9%

9%

32% think that Tony Abbott should stay in Parliament – 14% on the back bench and 18% as a minister.
49% think he should resign from Parliament with 30% thinking he should resign now and 19% at the next election.
Among Liberal/National voters, 48% think he should stay in Parliament (31% as a minister) and 37% think he should resign.

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