Approval of Julia Gillard

Aug 16, 2010

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

  Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard
  29 Mar 31 May 5 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug
Total approve 53% 41% 48% 52% 49% 46% 45% 46%
Total disapprove 36% 47% 27% 30% 33% 38% 40% 40%
Strongly approve 12% 7% 14% 11% 12% 10% 13% 13%
Approve 41% 34% 34% 41% 37% 36% 32% 33%
Disapprove 22% 25% 13% 17% 19% 23% 24% 24%
Strongly disapprove 14% 22% 14% 13% 14% 15% 16% 16%
Don’t know 12% 12% 26% 18% 17% 15% 15% 13%

 46% approve Julia Gillard’s performance as Prime Minister and 40% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has increased by 1% and disapproval is unchanged. 91% of Labor voters approve and only 3% disapprove. Among Liberal/National voters, 13% approve and 79% disapprove.

 By gender – men 44% approve/46% disapprove and women 48% approve/34% disapprove.