Bill Shorten

Jan 15, 2019

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

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Jun 2018 Mar 2018
Total approve 35% 66% 22% 29% 15% 35%      38% 33% 35% 33% 37%
Total disapprove 47% 21% 68% 41% 73% 43%      44% 45% 43% 46% 44%
Strongly approve 8% 20% 4% 5% 1% 8% 8% 8% 8% 6% 8%
Approve 27% 47% 19% 25% 14% 27% 30% 25% 27% 27% 29%
Disapprove 25% 17% 30% 30% 36% 21% 24% 23% 21% 23% 23%
Strongly disapprove 21% 4% 38% 11% 37% 22% 20% 22% 22% 23% 21%
Don’t know 18% 13% 10% 30% 12% 22% 18% 23% 22% 21% 19%

35% approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader (no change from last month), and 47% disapproved (up 4%pts from 43%).

66% of ALP voters approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing, compared to 29% of Greens voters and 122 of Liberal/National voters.

By gender, men were 42% approve/46% disapprove and women 29% approve/47% disapprove. Bill Shorten has positive approval among 18-34 year olds, with 41% approving and 34% disapproving. However 57% of those aged over 55 disapprove of his performance as opposition leader, with just 34% approving.

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