Approval of Tony Abbott

Feb 10, 2015

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

 

Sep 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2014

Jan 2015

Total approve

29%

7%

65%

9%

20%

 

41%

40%

35%

35%

32%

37%

Total disapprove

62%

89%

29%

86%

71%

 

36%

47%

58%

52%

55%

53%

Strongly approve

7%

1%

16%

6%

2%

14%

11%

10%

9%

8%

9%

Approve

22%

6%

49%

3%

18%

27%

29%

25%

26%

24%

28%

Disapprove

26%

24%

25%

23%

37%

13%

20%

18%

22%

22%

23%

Strongly disapprove

36%

65%

4%

63%

34%

23%

27%

40%

30%

33%

30%

Don’t know

9%

4%

6%

5%

9%

23%

12%

7%

13%

12%

10%

62% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – up 9% since the last time this question was asked in January – and 29% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (down 8%). This represents a change in net rating from -16 to -33 – his worst since becoming leader of the Liberal Party.

65% (down 18%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 29% (up 19%) disapproving. 89% of Labor voters and 86% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 34% approve/61% disapprove and women 24% approve/64% disapprove.