Approval of Government Ministers

Aug 17, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job the following people are doing as Government Ministers?

  Total appr. Total dis-appr Net score Strongly appr Appr. Dis-app Strongly dis-
appr
Don’t know Lib/
Nat voters app
Lib/
Nat voters dis-app
Julie Bishop – Foreign Affairs 56% 22% +34 23% 33% 11% 11% 22% 76% 8%
Malcolm Turnbull – Communications 47% 24% +23 12% 35% 15% 9% 29% 64% 13%
George Brandis – Attorney General 28% 30% -2 4% 24% 15% 15% 43% 48% 15%
Scott Morrison – Social Services 30% 35% -5 9% 21% 18% 17% 36% 55% 14%
Christopher Pyne – Education 30% 39% -9 6% 24% 19% 20% 31% 55% 16%
Greg Hunt – Environment 27% 36% -9 5% 22% 18% 18% 38% 47% 18%
Joe Hockey – Treasurer 31% 48% -17 7% 24% 21% 27% 21% 61% 24%

Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull were positively rated for the jobs they were doing as Government Ministers. 56% approved and 22% disapproved of the job Julie Bishop is doing and 47% approved and 24% disapproved of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing.

Other ministers had net negative ratings – in particular Joe Hockey with 31% approving and 48% disapproving of the job he is doing.

Since this question was asked in July last year, ratings have improved for Julie Bishop (+31), Malcolm Turnbull (+10) and Christopher Pyne (+9) but declined for Joe Hockey (-5).

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