Approval of Tony Abbott

Sep 8, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grns Vote Other   Sep 2013 June 2014 Dec 2014 Mar 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015
Total approve 33% 7% 75% 3% 19% 41% 35% 32% 31% 39% 37% 38%
Total disapprove 57% 88% 17% 91% 69% 36% 58% 55% 56% 50% 53% 53%
Strongly approve 9% 2% 22% 4% 14% 10% 8% 7% 11% 11% 9%
Approve 24% 5% 53% 3% 15% 27% 25% 24% 24% 28% 26% 29%
Disapprove 25% 30% 15% 22% 39% 13% 18% 22% 22% 23% 24% 22%
Strongly disapprove 32% 58% 2% 69% 30% 23% 40% 33% 34% 27% 29% 31%
Don’t know 10% 5% 8% 6% 11% 23% 7% 12% 12% 12% 10% 10%

33% of respondents approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – a drop of 5% since the last time this question was asked in August.

57%% disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing (up 4%). Tony Abbott’s net approval rating has dropped from -15 in August to -24 in September.

75% of Liberal/National voters voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance (down 7% from 82%), with 17% (up 7%) disapproving. 88% of Labor voters and 91% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 35% approve/58% disapprove and women 31% approve/56% disapprove.

VIC was the state with the highest disapproval rating (61% disapprove and 31% approve). QLD also registered a high disapproval rating (58% disapprove and 31% approve). Out of the three largest states NSW gave Tony Abbott the highest approval rating (39% approve and 49% disapprove).

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