Approval of Tony Abbott

Sep 8, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grns Vote Other   Sep 2013 June 2014 Dec 2014 Mar 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015
Total approve 33% 7% 75% 3% 19% 41% 35% 32% 31% 39% 37% 38%
Total disapprove 57% 88% 17% 91% 69% 36% 58% 55% 56% 50% 53% 53%
Strongly approve 9% 2% 22% 4% 14% 10% 8% 7% 11% 11% 9%
Approve 24% 5% 53% 3% 15% 27% 25% 24% 24% 28% 26% 29%
Disapprove 25% 30% 15% 22% 39% 13% 18% 22% 22% 23% 24% 22%
Strongly disapprove 32% 58% 2% 69% 30% 23% 40% 33% 34% 27% 29% 31%
Don’t know 10% 5% 8% 6% 11% 23% 7% 12% 12% 12% 10% 10%

33% of respondents approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – a drop of 5% since the last time this question was asked in August.

57%% disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing (up 4%). Tony Abbott’s net approval rating has dropped from -15 in August to -24 in September.

75% of Liberal/National voters voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance (down 7% from 82%), with 17% (up 7%) disapproving. 88% of Labor voters and 91% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 35% approve/58% disapprove and women 31% approve/56% disapprove.

VIC was the state with the highest disapproval rating (61% disapprove and 31% approve). QLD also registered a high disapproval rating (58% disapprove and 31% approve). Out of the three largest states NSW gave Tony Abbott the highest approval rating (39% approve and 49% disapprove).

Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 11, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grn Vote Other   Sep 2013 June 2014 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015
Total approve 38% 12% 82% 6% 23%   41% 35% 31% 33% 36% 39% 37%
Total disapprove 53% 82% 10% 91% 63%   36% 58% 56% 58% 54% 50% 53%
Strongly approve 9% 2% 22% 1% 2% 14% 10% 7% 7% 10% 11% 11%
Approve 29% 10% 60% 5% 21% 27% 25% 24% 26% 26% 28% 26%
Disapprove 22% 30% 9% 19% 33% 13% 18% 22% 28% 25% 23% 24%
Strongly disapprove 31% 52% 1% 72% 40% 23% 40% 34% 30% 29% 27% 29%
Don’t know 10% 6% 7% 3% 4% 23% 7% 12% 9% 11% 12% 10%

38% of respondents approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – up 1% since the last time this question was asked in July – and 53% disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing (no change). This represents a 1-point change in his net rating from -16 to -15.

82% (up 1%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 10% (down 3%) disapproving. 82% of Labor voters and 91% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 41% approve/53% disapprove and women 34% approve/53% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jul 14, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote GRN Vote Other   Sep 13 Mar 14 June 14 Dec 14 Mar 15 Apr 15 May 15 Jun 15
Total approve 37% 12% 81% 1% 26%   41% 40% 35% 32% 31% 33% 36% 39%
Total disapprove 53% 83% 13% 93% 63%   36% 47% 58% 55% 56% 58% 54% 50%
Strongly approve 11% 2% 26% 1% 5% 14% 11% 10% 8% 7% 7% 10% 11%
Approve 26% 10% 55% 21% 27% 29% 25% 24% 24% 26% 26% 28%
Disapprove 24% 32% 11% 28% 36% 13% 20% 18% 22% 22% 28% 25% 23%
Strongly disapprove 29% 51% 2% 65% 27% 23% 27% 40% 33% 34% 30% 29% 27%
Don’t know 10% 5% 5% 6% 11% 23% 12% 7% 12% 12% 9% 11% 12%

37% of respondents approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – down 2% since the last time this question was asked in June – and 53% disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing (up 3%). This represents a 5-point change in his net rating from -11 to -16.

81% (no change) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 13% (up 2%) disapproving. 83% of Labor voters and 93% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 38% approve/56% disapprove and women 35% approve/51% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

May 12, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grn Vote Oth.   June 2014 Sep 2014 Dec 2014 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015
Total approve 36% 7% 78% 1% 35%   35% 35% 32% 37% 29% 31% 33%
Total disapprove 54% 87% 14% 83% 58%   58% 52% 55% 53% 62% 56% 58%
Strongly approve 10% 1% 25% 3% 5% 10% 9% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7%
Approve 26% 6% 53% 8% 30% 25% 26% 24% 28% 22% 24% 26%
Disapprove 25% 32% 12% 43% 23% 18% 22% 22% 23% 26% 22% 28%
Strongly disapprove 29% 55% 2% 40% 25% 40% 30% 33% 30% 36% 34% 30%
Don’t know 11% 6% 8% 6% 17% 7% 13% 12% 10% 9% 12% 9%

36% of respondents approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – up 3% since the last time this question was asked in April – and 54% disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing (down 4%). This represents a 7-point change in his net rating from -25 to -18.

78% (up 3%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 14% (down 4%) disapproving. 87% of Labor voters and 83% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 40% approve/54% disapprove and women 32% approve/53% disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

May 12, 2015

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten? 

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grn Vote Other   Oct 2013 June 2014 Dec 2104 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015
Tony Abbott 35% 4% 78% 11% 32% 41% 36% 31% 35% 31% 33% 32%
Bill Shorten 32% 70% 4% 43% 15% 22% 40% 36% 37% 39% 37% 35%
Don’t know 33% 26% 18% 46% 53% 37% 24% 33% 28% 30% 30% 33%

35% (up 3% since April) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 32% (down 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

This is the first month Tony Abbott has been preferred over Bill Shorten since November last year.

41% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 31% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 34% to 29%.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Mar 10, 2015

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

 

Total

 

Vote ALP

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Green

Vote Other

 

Sep 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2014

Jan 2015

Feb 2015

Total approve

31%

5%

72%

5%

20%

 

41%

40%

35%

35%

32%

37%

29%

Total dis-approve

56%

89%

20%

86%

68%

 

36%

47%

58%

52%

55%

53%

62%

Strongly approve

7%

1%

18%

4%

14%

11%

10%

9%

8%

9%

7%

Approve

24%

4%

54%

5%

16%

27%

29%

25%

26%

24%

28%

22%

Dis-approve

22%

24%

16%

31%

32%

13%

20%

18%

22%

22%

23%

26%

Strongly dis-approve

34%

65%

4%

55%

34%

23%

27%

40%

30%

33%

30%

36%

Don’t know

12%

6%

7%

9%

15%

23%

12%

7%

13%

12%

10%

9%

56% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – down 6% since the last time this question was asked in February – and 31% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (up 2%). This represents a change in net rating from -33 to -25.

72% (up 7%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 20% (down 9%) disapproving. 89% of Labor voters and 86% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 35% approve/54% disapprove and women 28% approve/59% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Feb 10, 2015

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Sep 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2014

Jan 2015

Total approve

29%

7%

65%

9%

20%

 

41%

40%

35%

35%

32%

37%

Total disapprove

62%

89%

29%

86%

71%

 

36%

47%

58%

52%

55%

53%

Strongly approve

7%

1%

16%

6%

2%

14%

11%

10%

9%

8%

9%

Approve

22%

6%

49%

3%

18%

27%

29%

25%

26%

24%

28%

Disapprove

26%

24%

25%

23%

37%

13%

20%

18%

22%

22%

23%

Strongly disapprove

36%

65%

4%

63%

34%

23%

27%

40%

30%

33%

30%

Don’t know

9%

4%

6%

5%

9%

23%

12%

7%

13%

12%

10%

62% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – up 9% since the last time this question was asked in January – and 29% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (down 8%). This represents a change in net rating from -16 to -33 – his worst since becoming leader of the Liberal Party.

65% (down 18%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 29% (up 19%) disapproving. 89% of Labor voters and 86% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 34% approve/61% disapprove and women 24% approve/64% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jan 13, 2015

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Sep 13

Mar 14

June 14

Sep 14

Oct 14

Nov 14

Dec 14

Total approve

37%

12%

83%

8%

29%

 

41%

40%

35%

35%

40%

39%

32%

Total disapprove

53%

81%

10%

89%

64%

 

36%

47%

58%

52%

48%

50%

55%

Strongly approve

9%

3%

22%

2%

14%

11%

10%

9%

10%

11%

8%

Approve

28%

9%

61%

8%

27%

27%

29%

25%

26%

30%

28%

24%

Disapprove

23%

28%

9%

25%

36%

13%

20%

18%

22%

22%

24%

22%

Strongly disapprove

30%

53%

1%

64%

28%

23%

27%

40%

30%

26%

26%

33%

Don’t know

10%

7%

8%

3%

7%

23%

12%

7%

13%

11%

10%

12%

53% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – down 2% since the last time this question was asked in December – and 37% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (up 5%). This represents a change in net rating from -23 to -16.

83% (up 8%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 10% (down 5%) disapproving. 81% of Labor voters and 89% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 40% approve/51% disapprove and women 34% approve/55% disapprove.

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