Approval of Tony Abbott

May 12, 2015

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

  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 36% 7% 78% 1% 35%   35% 35% 32% 37% 29% 31% 33%
Total disapprove 54% 87% 14% 83% 58%   58% 52% 55% 53% 62% 56% 58%
Strongly approve 10% 1% 25% 3% 5% 10% 9% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7%
Approve 26% 6% 53% 8% 30% 25% 26% 24% 28% 22% 24% 26%
Disapprove 25% 32% 12% 43% 23% 18% 22% 22% 23% 26% 22% 28%
Strongly disapprove 29% 55% 2% 40% 25% 40% 30% 33% 30% 36% 34% 30%
Don’t know 11% 6% 8% 6% 17% 7% 13% 12% 10% 9% 12% 9%

36% of respondents approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – up 3% since the last time this question was asked in April – and 54% disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing (down 4%). This represents a 7-point change in his net rating from -25 to -18.

78% (up 3%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 14% (down 4%) disapproving. 87% of Labor voters and 83% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 40% approve/54% disapprove and women 32% approve/53% disapprove.

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