Tony Abbott

Oct 17, 2017

Q. Do you think Tony Abbott should:

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2016 April 2017
Stay in parliament on the backbench 16%   16% 21% 10% 16%   21% 14%
Stay in parliament and be given a ministry 14%   11% 17% 7% 16%   25% 18%
Resign from parliament 42%   48% 39% 64% 37%   37% 43%
Challenge Malcolm Turnbull for leadership of the Liberal Party 9%   6% 8% 3% 21%   na na
Don’t know 20%   18% 15% 16% 10%   17% 24%

 

42% think Tony Abbott should resign from parliament (down 1% from April), while 30% think he should stay in parliament in some capacity (down 2%).

Liberal/National voters were more likely to think Tony Abbott should stay in parliament (38%) than Labor voters (27%) and Greens voters (17%).

Since this question was asked in April, the option of “Challenge Malcolm Turnbull for leadership of the Liberal Party” has been added – and attracted 9% support including 8% of Liberal National voters and 21% of other party voters.

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