Approval of Tony Abbott

May 13, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister?

 

Total

Vote ALP

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Tony Abbott as Opp Leader

2 Sep 13

Tony Abbott as
PM

24 Sep

22 Oct

12 Nov

14 Jan 14

11 Mar

8 April

Total approve

35%

7%

80%

2%

19%

40%

41%

46%

45%

47%

40%

41%

Total disapprove

55%

88%

12%

94%

76%

49%

36%

35%

40%

43%

47%

47%

Strongly approve

12%

3%

29%

2%

13%

14%

16%

14%

13%

11%

13%

Approve

23%

4%

51%

19%

27%

27%

30%

31%

34%

29%

28%

Disapprove

18%

19%

10%

25%

32%

19%

13%

15%

19%

18%

20%

17%

Strongly disapprove

37%

69%

2%

69%

44%

30%

23%

20%

21%

25%

27%

30%

Don’t know

10%

5%

9%

5%

5%

10%

23%

19%

16%

11%

12%

12%

55% of Australian’s disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister, a jump of +8% since the last time this question was asked in April 2014.

35% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing, a drop of -6%.

80% of Lib/Nat voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with just 12% disapproving. 88% of Labor voters and 94% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

Males (39%) were slightly more likely than females (32%) to approve of Tony Abbott, however, the disapproval ratings were similar (54% for males, 57% for females) with females being more likely to select ‘don’t know’ (11% compared to 8% of males).

Those aged 55+ were the most likely to approve of Tony Abbott (49%). Those aged under 30 were the least likely (25%), with those aged 30-55 not significantly different from the average (32%).

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