Scott Morrison

Mar 13, 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   Jan 2019 Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Jun 2018 Mar 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017
Total approve 38%   70% 22% 37% 15%   35% 35%      38% 33% 35% 33% 37% 36% 36%
Total disapprove 44%   16% 68% 35% 72%   47% 43%      44% 45% 43% 46% 44% 45% 47%
Strongly approve 8% 18% 5% 7% 1% 8% 8% 8% 8% 8% 6% 8% 7% 7%
Approve 29% 53% 17% 31% 13% 27% 27% 30% 25% 27% 27% 29% 29% 29%
Disapprove 22% 13% 27% 29% 29% 25% 21% 24% 23% 21% 23% 23% 23% 25%
Strongly disapprove 23% 3% 41% 7% 43% 21% 22% 20% 22% 22% 23% 21% 22% 22%
Don’t know 18% 14% 10% 27% 13%   18% 22% 18% 23% 22% 21% 19% 19% 17%

38% approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader (up 3%pts from January), and 44% disapproved (down 3%pts from 47%).

70% of ALP voters approved of the job Bill Shorten is doing, compared to 37% of Greens voters and 22% of Liberal/National voters.

By gender, men were 41% approve/46% disapprove and women 34% approve/43% disapprove. Bill Shorten has positive approval among 18-34 year olds, with 44% approving and 32% disapproving. However 58% of those aged over 55 disapprove of his performance as opposition leader, with just 32% approving.