Approval of Bill Shorten

Sep 8, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grns Vote Other   Nov 2013 June 2014 Dec 2014 Mar 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015
Total approve 29% 58% 15% 25% 8% 31% 38% 35% 34% 32% 27% 29%
Total disapprove 50% 21% 72% 50% 71% 27% 40% 39% 39% 45% 52% 52%
Strongly approve 5% 10% 3% 5% 5% 7% 7% 5% 6% 5% 4%
Approve 24% 48% 12% 20% 8% 26% 31% 28% 29% 26% 22% 25%
Disapprove 27% 17% 27% 37% 49% 17% 22% 23% 21% 27% 28% 31%
Strongly disapprove 23% 4% 45% 13% 22% 10% 18% 16% 18% 18% 24% 21%
Don’t know 21% 21% 12% 26% 21% 43% 22% 26% 27% 22% 21% 19%

29% (no change) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 50% (down 2%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -23 to -21.

58% (up 2%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 21% (down 5%) disapprove.

30% of men and 28% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 57% of men and 43% of women disapprove.

Out of the three largest states, VIC gave Bill Shorten the lowest approval rating (25% approve and 50% disapprove). There were no significant differences between the two other largest states with 49% disapproving in NSW (29% approve) and 48% disapproving in QLD (28% approve).

Approval of Bill Shorten

Aug 11, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grn Vote Other   Nov 2013 June 2014 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015
Total approve 29% 56% 17% 20% 17% 31% 38% 34% 33% 32% 32% 27%
Total disapprove 52% 26% 73% 60% 76% 27% 40% 39% 42% 41% 45% 52%
Strongly approve 4% 10% 2% 2% 4% 5% 7% 5% 6% 4% 6% 5%
Approve 25% 46% 15% 18% 13% 26% 31% 29% 27% 28% 26% 22%
Disapprove 31% 23% 34% 46% 41% 17% 22% 21% 25% 23% 27% 28%
Strongly disapprove 21% 3% 39% 14% 35% 10% 18% 18% 17% 18% 18% 24%
Don’t know 19% 18% 11% 19% 8% 43% 22% 27% 25% 27% 22% 21%

29% (up 2%) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 52% (no change) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -25 to -23.

56% (up 6%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 26% (down 3%) disapprove.

32% of men and 27% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 55% of men and 49% of women disapprove.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jul 14, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote
GRN
Vote Other   Nov 13 Mar 14 June 14 Dec 14 Mar 15 Apr 15 May 15 Jun 15
Total approve 27% 50% 16% 20% 19% 31% 32% 38% 35% 34% 33% 32% 32%
Total disapprove 52% 29% 70% 62% 68% 27% 39% 40% 39% 39% 42% 41% 45%
Strongly approve 5% 12% 1% 2% 1% 5% 4% 7% 7% 5% 6% 4% 6%
Approve 22% 38% 15% 18% 18% 26% 28% 31% 28% 29% 27% 28% 26%
Disapprove 28% 22% 28% 48% 30% 17% 24% 22% 23% 21% 25% 23% 27%
Strongly disapprove 24% 7% 42% 14% 38% 10% 15% 18% 16% 18% 17% 18% 18%
Don’t know 21% 21% 14% 19% 13% 43% 29% 22% 26% 27% 25% 27% 22%

27% (down 5%) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 52% (up 7%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -13 to -25, his lowest since becoming leader.

50% (down 8%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 29% (up 6%) disapprove.

28% of men and 26% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 57% of men and 47% of women disapprove.

Approval of Bill Shorten

May 12, 2015

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

  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 32% 56% 18% 29% 17% 38% 35% 35% 39% 33% 34% 33%
Total disapprove 41% 21% 63% 43% 47% 40% 36% 39% 33% 38% 39% 42%
Strongly approve 4% 8% 1% 5% 7% 5% 7% 7% 8% 5% 6%
Approve 28% 48% 17% 24% 17% 31% 30% 28% 32% 25% 29% 27%
Disapprove 23% 18% 27% 35% 20% 22% 22% 23% 19% 21% 21% 25%
Strongly disapprove 18% 3% 36% 8% 27% 18% 14% 16% 14% 17% 18% 17%
Don’t know 27% 23% 18% 27% 36% 22% 29% 26% 28% 29% 27% 25%

32% (down 1% since April) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 41% (down 1%) disapprove – for no change in his net rating of -9.

56% (down 5%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 21% (up 3%) disapprove.

32% of men and 33% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 49% of men and 34% of women disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

May 12, 2015

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten? 

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grn Vote Other   Oct 2013 June 2014 Dec 2104 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015
Tony Abbott 35% 4% 78% 11% 32% 41% 36% 31% 35% 31% 33% 32%
Bill Shorten 32% 70% 4% 43% 15% 22% 40% 36% 37% 39% 37% 35%
Don’t know 33% 26% 18% 46% 53% 37% 24% 33% 28% 30% 30% 33%

35% (up 3% since April) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 32% (down 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

This is the first month Tony Abbott has been preferred over Bill Shorten since November last year.

41% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 31% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 34% to 29%.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Mar 10, 2015

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

 

Total

 

Vote ALP

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Green

Vote Other

 

Nov 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2014

Jan 2015

Feb 2015

Total
approve

34%

61%

20%

26%

22%

31%

32%

38%

35%

35%

39%

33%

Total dis-approve

39%

18%

65%

35%

50%

27%

39%

40%

36%

39%

33%

38%

Strongly approve

5%

14%

*

1%

1%

5%

4%

7%

5%

7%

7%

8%

Approve

29%

47%

20%

25%

21%

26%

28%

31%

30%

28%

32%

25%

Dis-approve

21%

14%

29%

25%

27%

17%

24%

22%

22%

23%

19%

21%

Strongly dis-approve

18%

4%

36%

10%

23%

10%

15%

18%

14%

16%

14%

17%

Don’t know

27%

22%

15%

38%

28%

43%

29%

22%

29%

26%

28%

29%

34% (up 1% since February) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 39% (up 1%) disapprove – for a net rating of -5 (no change).

61% (down 3%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 18% (up 6%) disapprove.

36% of men and 31% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 44% of men and 35% of women disapprove.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Feb 10, 2015

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

 

Nov 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2014

Jan 2015

Total approve

33%

64%

15%

36%

15%

31%

32%

38%

35%

35%

39%

Total disapprove

38%

12%

66%

24%

58%

27%

39%

40%

36%

39%

33%

Strongly approve

8%

19%

1%

4%

3%

5%

4%

7%

5%

7%

7%

Approve

25%

45%

14%

32%

12%

26%

28%

31%

30%

28%

32%

Disapprove

21%

10%

30%

19%

36%

17%

24%

22%

22%

23%

19%

Strongly disapprove

17%

2%

36%

5%

22%

10%

15%

18%

14%

16%

14%

Don’t know

29%

24%

19%

41%

27%

43%

29%

22%

29%

26%

28%

33% (down 6% since January) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 38% (up 5%) disapprove – for a net rating of -5 (down 11%).

64% (down 4%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 12% (no change) disapprove.

38% of men and 29% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 43% of men and 34% of women disapprove.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jan 13, 2015

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

 

Nov 13

Mar 14

June 14

Sep 14

Oct 14

Nov 14

Dec 14

Total
approve

39%

68%

23%

47%

22%

31%

32%

38%

35%

35%

37%

35%

Total disapprove

33%

12%

53%

27%

50%

27%

39%

40%

36%

36%

38%

39%

Strongly approve

7%

16%

2%

5%

3%

5%

4%

7%

5%

5%

6%

7%

Approve

32%

52%

21%

42%

19%

26%

28%

31%

30%

30%

31%

28%

Disapprove

19%

9%

25%

21%

35%

17%

24%

22%

22%

24%

25%

23%

Strongly disapprove

14%

3%

28%

6%

15%

10%

15%

18%

14%

12%

13%

16%

Don’t
know

28%

20%

24%

26%

27%

43%

29%

22%

29%

29%

25%

26%

39% (up 4% since December) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 33% (down 6%) disapprove – for a net rating of +6 (up 10%). This is Bill Shorten’s first positive net rating since January last year.

68% (up 4%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 12% (down 3%) disapprove.

41% of men and 36% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 34% of men and 33% of women disapprove.

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