Approval ratings of Senators

Apr 19, 2017

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the performance of the following minor party and independent Senators?

  Total approve Total dis-approve   Strongly approve Approve Dis-approve Strongly dis-approve Not sure Don’t know enough about them   Net

Total voters

Net other party voters
Nick Xenophon 35% 25%   7% 28% 16% 9% 15% 26%   +10 +18
Derryn Hinch 35% 27%   6% 29% 17% 10% 17% 21%   +8 +30
Jacquie Lambie 32% 30%   8% 24% 17% 13% 15% 23%   +2 +25
Pauline Hanson 32% 48%   9% 23% 15% 33% 10% 11%   -16 +27
David Leyonhjelm 9% 28%   2% 7% 15% 13% 14% 50%   -19 -14
Cory Bernardi 10% 34%   2% 8% 15% 19% 15% 41%   -24 -15

 

Cross-bench Senators with positive approval ratings were Nick Xenophon 35% approve/25% disapprove), Derryn Hinch (35%/27%) and Jacquie Lambie (32%/30%). While Pauline Hanson had a similar level of approval (32%), nearly half (48%) disapproved.

David Leyonhjelm (net -19) and Cory Bernardi (-24) had substantial negative ratings.

Among other party voters, those with most positive ratings were Derryn Hinch (50% approve/20% disapprove), Pauline Hanson (58%/31%) and Jacquie Lambie (48%/23%).

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