Approval of Bill Shorten

Oct 6, 2015

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

  Total   Vote
ALP
Vote Lib/Nat Vote
GRN
Vote Other   Nov ’13 June ’14 Dec ’14 Mar ’15 Jun ’15 Jul ’15 Aug ’15 Sep ’15
Total approve 30% 57% 20% 27% 13% 31% 38% 35% 34% 32% 27% 29% 29%
Total disapprove 42% 21% 66% 40% 60% 27% 40% 39% 39% 45% 52% 52% 50%

Strongly approve

6% 12% 3% 5% 3% 5% 7% 7% 5% 6% 5% 4% 5%
Approve

24% 45% 17% 22% 10% 26% 31% 28% 29% 26% 22% 25% 24%

Disapprove

25% 18% 33% 34% 29% 17% 22% 23% 21% 27% 28% 31% 27%

Strongly disapprove

17% 3% 33% 6% 31% 10% 18% 16% 18% 18% 24% 21% 23%

Don’t know

27% 21% 14% 34% 27% 43% 22% 26% 27% 22% 21% 19% 21%

30% (up 1%) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 42% (down 8%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -21 to -12. Don’t know has increased from 21% to 27%.

57% (down 1%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 21% (no change) disapprove.

30% of men and 29% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 48% of men and 37% of women disapprove.