Approval of Bill Shorten

May 12, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader?

  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 32% 56% 18% 29% 17% 38% 35% 35% 39% 33% 34% 33%
Total disapprove 41% 21% 63% 43% 47% 40% 36% 39% 33% 38% 39% 42%
Strongly approve 4% 8% 1% 5% 7% 5% 7% 7% 8% 5% 6%
Approve 28% 48% 17% 24% 17% 31% 30% 28% 32% 25% 29% 27%
Disapprove 23% 18% 27% 35% 20% 22% 22% 23% 19% 21% 21% 25%
Strongly disapprove 18% 3% 36% 8% 27% 18% 14% 16% 14% 17% 18% 17%
Don’t know 27% 23% 18% 27% 36% 22% 29% 26% 28% 29% 27% 25%

32% (down 1% since April) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 41% (down 1%) disapprove – for no change in his net rating of -9.

56% (down 5%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 21% (up 3%) disapprove.

32% of men and 33% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 49% of men and 34% of women disapprove.