Malcolm Turnbull

May 9, 2017

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 June 2016 Dec 2015
Total Approve 37% 18% 75% 17% 20%   35% 33% 34% 37% 34% 38% 56%
Total Disapprove 48% 70% 17% 72% 69%   47% 50% 49% 48% 46% 40% 23%
Strongly approve 5% 2% 11% 2% 5% 5% 5% 6% 5% 6% 13%
Approve 32% 16% 64% 17% 18% 30% 28% 29% 31% 29% 32% 43%
Disapprove 29% 42% 15% 37% 40% 29% 30% 28% 30% 30% 24% 16%
Strongly disapprove 19% 28% 2% 35% 29% 18% 20% 21% 18% 16% 16% 7%
Don’t know 15%   12% 8% 12% 10%   17% 18% 16% 16% 20% 21% 21%

37% approved of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister (up 2% from last month), and 48% disapproved (up 1% from last month).

75% of Liberal/National voters approved of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing, compared to 18% of ALP voters and 17% of Greens voters.

Preferred Prime Minister

May 9, 2017

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Jun 2016 Dec 2015 Dec 2014
Malcolm Turnbull 39% 11% 85% 12% 34%   39% 38% 39% 39% 39% 40% 54% 54%
Bill Shorten 31% 61% 4% 59% 17%   28% 26% 25% 28% 28% 29% 15% 15%
Don’t know 30%   27% 11% 30% 49%   32% 36% 36% 33% 33% 32% 31% 31%

39% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make a better Prime Minister (unchanged from last month), and 31% thought Bill Shorten would be better (up 3%).

The results were split by party, with 85% of Liberal/National voters saying that Malcolm Turnbull would be a better Prime Minister, and 61% of ALP voters saying the Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (59% preferred) to Turnbull (12%).

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

Apr 12, 2016

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister?

 
Total
 
Vote Labor
Vote Lib/Nat
Vote Greens
Vote other
 
Oct 2015
Nov 2015
Dec 2015
Jan 2016
Feb 2016
Mar 2016
Total approve 39%   21% 69% 31% 16%   47% 56% 56% 51% 51% 45%
Total disapprove 39%   60% 19% 52% 50%   17% 20% 23% 25% 27% 35%
Strongly approve 7% 4% 15% 1% 1% 11% 12% 13% 9% 8% 6%
Approve 32% 17% 54% 30% 15% 36% 44% 43% 42% 43% 39%
Disapprove 23% 35% 15% 21% 27% 11% 14% 16% 16% 18% 24%
Strongly disapprove 16% 25% 4% 31% 23% 6% 6% 7% 9% 9% 11%
Don’t know 22% 19% 13% 17% 34% 35% 23% 21% 23% 21% 21%

39% (down 6% since last month) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 39% (up 4%) disapprove – a net approval rating of zero (down 10).

69% (down 6%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 19% (up 6%) disapproving. 21% (down 3%) of Labor voters and 31% (up 8%) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 41% approve/42% disapprove and women 37% approve/37% disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

Apr 12, 2016

Q: Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten?

 
Total
 
Vote Labor
Vote Lib/Nat
Vote Greens
Vote other
 
Sep 2015
Oct 2015
Nov 2015
Dec 2015
Jan 2016
Feb 2016
Mar 2016
Malcolm Turnbull 44% 17% 79% 31% 37% 53% 48% 55% 54% 51% 52% 48%
Bill Shorten 22% 52% 3% 40% 10% 17% 19% 14% 15% 18% 15% 19%
Don’t know 34% 31% 18% 29% 53% 30% 33% 31% 31% 31% 33% 33%

44% (down 4%) of respondents think Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister and 22% (up 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

49% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 22% prefer Bill Shorten.

39% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 23% prefer Bill Shorten.

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

Oct 6, 2015

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Malcolm Turnbull as Opposition leader

Nov 2009

Tony Abbott as PM

Sep 2015

Total approve 47% 38% 70% 40% 24% 25% 33%
Total disapprove 17% 23% 7% 31% 36% 55% 57%
Strongly approve 11% 4% 22% 4% 3% 2% 9%
Approve 36% 34% 48% 36% 21% 23% 24%
Disapprove 11% 16% 4% 22% 20% 33% 25%
Strongly disapprove 6% 7% 3% 9% 16% 22% 32%
Don’t know 35% 37% 22% 29% 40% 19% 10%

47% of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 17% disapprove – a net approval rating of +30.

70% of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 7% disapproving. 38% of Labor voters and 40% of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 51% approve/20% disapprove and women 43% approve/16% disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

Oct 6, 2015

Q: Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Sep 2015   Abbott Shorten

Sep 2015

Malcolm Turnbull 48% 28% 80% 34% 36% 53% 32%
Bill Shorten 19% 41% 5% 27% 12% 17% 35%
Don’t know 33% 30% 14% 39% 51% 30% 32%

48% (down 5% from 2 weeks ago) of respondents think Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister and 19% (up 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

50% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 20% prefer Bill Shorten.

46% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 18% prefer Bill Shorten.

Better Prime Minister

Oct 14, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

July 2014

Aug 2014

Sep 2014

Tony Abbott

38%

7%

85%

12%

29%

41%

39%

36%

34%

37%

35%

Bill Shorten

32%

63%

2%

56%

30%

22%

33%

40%

37%

36%

36%

Don’t know

30%

29%

13%

32%

41%

37%

28%

24%

29%

27%

30%

38% (up 3% since September) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 32% (down 4%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister. This is Tony Abbott’s best figure since April.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 41% to 33% and women prefer Tony Abbott 36% to 30%.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Apr 8, 2014

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/

indep-endent

Tony Abbott as Opp. Leader

2 Sep 13

Tony Abbott as PM

24 Sep

12 Nov

14
Jan
14

11 Feb

11 Mar

Total approve

41%

11%

84%

12%

32%

40%

41%

45%

47%

41%

40%

Total disapprove

47%

84%

7%

76%

55%

49%

36%

40%

43%

47%

47%

Strongly approve

13%

3%

30%

5%

13%

14%

14%

13%

12%

11%

Approve

28%

8%

54%

12%

27%

27%

27%

31%

34%

29%

29%

Disapprove

17%

27%

5%

21%

23%

19%

13%

19%

18%

19%

20%

Strongly disapprove

30%

57%

2%

55%

32%

30%

23%

21%

25%

28%

27%

Don’t know

12%

6%

9%

12%

12%

10%

23%

16%

11%

12%

12%

 

41% (up 1%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister and 47% (no change) disapprove. This represents little change in his rating as Prime Minister over the last four weeks – from net -7 to net -6.

By gender – 49% (up 5%) of men approve and 43% (down 3%) disapprove; 34% (down 3%) of women approve and 50% (up 1%) disapprove.

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