Approval of Bill Shorten

Feb 14, 2017

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2013 Dec 2014 Dec 2015 Mar 2016 Jun 2016 Sep 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017
Total approve 30%   63% 18% 37% 12%   31% 35% 27% 27% 34% 36% 35% 37%
Total disapprove 47%   16% 66% 47% 72%   27% 39% 47% 47% 40% 41% 38% 44%
Strongly approve 5%   16% 1% 4% <1%   5% 7% 4% 3% 7% 6% 6% 7%
Approve 25%   47% 17% 33% 12%   26% 28% 23% 24% 27% 30% 29% 30%
Disapprove 27%   13% 32% 38% 36%   17% 23% 26% 29% 22% 24% 21% 25%
Strongly disapprove 20%   3% 34% 9% 36%   10% 16% 21% 18% 18% 17% 17% 19%
Don’t know 22%   21% 15% 15% 16%   43% 26% 25% 26% 25% 22% 25% 20%

30% (down 7% in last 4 weeks) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 47% (up 3%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -7 to -17. This is Bill Shorten’s worst net rating since March 2016.

63% (down 3%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 16% (down 3%) disapprove.

36% of men and 26% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 51% of men and 44% of women disapprove.

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