Attributes to describe the Opposition Leader – Gender differences

Oct 4, 2010

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott?

  Total Male Female
Intelligent 71% 70% 71%
Hard-working 78% 79% 77%
A capable leader 52% 54% 50%
Demanding 61% 66% 56%
Arrogant 60% 63% 56%
Out of touch with ordinary people 53% 57% 49%
Understands the problems facing Australia 53% 52% 54%
Visionary 31% 32% 30%
Good in a crisis 42% 44% 40%
Narrow-minded 53% 56% 51%
Down to earth 47% 47% 47%
Too inflexible 43% 47% 40%
Complacent 32% 34% 29%
More honest than most politicians 32% 32% 31%
Trustworthy 35% 36% 34%

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View of Tony Abbott

Oct 4, 2010

 Q.  Some people say that Tony Abbott is unfairly putting roadblocks in the way of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s programs.  Others say that he is merely performing the appropriate role for the leader of the opposition.  Which is closer to your view?

Tony Abbott is unfairly putting roadblocks in the way of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s programs 46%
Tony Abbott is performing the appropriate role for the leader of the opposition 54%

 Lib/Nat voters were far more likely to state that Tony Abbott is performing the appropriate role as leader (93%). Labor (80%) and Green (73%) voters were more like to state that Tony Abbott is unfairly putting roadblocks in the way of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s programs.

 Those aged 65+ were more likely to state that Tony Abbott is performing the appropriate role as leader (64%). Comments »

Approval of Tony Abbott

Sep 20, 2010

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

18 Jan 22 Feb 29 Mar 3 May 31 May 5 Jul 2 Aug 16 Aug 20 Sep


Total approve 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 37% 38% 41% 43%
Total disapprove 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 47% 48% 44% 37%
Strongly approve 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 8% 8% 9% 12%
Approve 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 29% 30% 32% 31%
Disapprove 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 23% 27% 22% 21%
Strongly disapprove 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 24% 21% 22% 16%
Don’t know 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 16% 14% 15% 19%

43% approve Tony Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader and 37% disapprove. Since this question was asked last month, approval has increased by 2% and disapproval decreased by 7%. 79% of Liberal/National voters approve and 7% disapprove. Among Labor voters, 18% approve and 67% disapprove.

By gender – men 48% approve/37% disapprove and women 37% approve/38% disapprove.

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Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 16, 2010

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

  18 Jan 22 Feb 29 Mar 3 May 31 May 28 Jun 5 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug
Total approve 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 40% 37% 40% 35% 38% 40% 41%
Total disapprove 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 39% 47% 44% 46% 48% 45% 44%
Strongly approve 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 9% 8% 6% 6% 8% 8% 9%
Approve 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 31% 29% 34% 29% 30% 32% 32%
Disapprove 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 20% 23% 22% 22% 27% 25% 22%
Strongly disapprove 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 19% 24% 22% 24% 21% 20% 22%
Don’t know 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 20% 16% 16% 19% 14% 15%

15%

41% approve Tony Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader and 44% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has increased by 1% and disapproval decreased by 1%. 81% of Liberal/National voters approve and 10% disapprove. Among Labor voters, 15% approve and 75% disapprove.

By gender – men 44% approve/45% disapprove and women 38% approve/43% disapprove. Comments »

Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 9, 2010

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

18 Jan 22 Feb 29 Mar 3 May 31 May 28 Jun 5 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug
Total approve 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 40% 37% 40% 35% 38% 40%
Total disapprove 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 39% 47% 44% 46% 48% 45%
Strongly approve 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 9% 8% 6% 6% 8% 8%
Approve 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 31% 29% 34% 29% 30% 32%
Disapprove 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 20% 23% 22% 22% 27% 25%
Strongly disapprove 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 19% 24% 22% 24% 21% 20%
Don’t know 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 20% 16% 16% 19% 14% 15%

40% approve Tony Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader and 45% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has increased by 2% and disapproval decreased by 3%. 80% of Liberal/National voters approve and 11% disapprove. Among Labor voters, 14% approve and 77% disapprove.

By gender – men 46% approve/45% disapprove and women 34% approve/47% disapprove. Comments »

Opinion of Tony Abbott

Aug 9, 2010

Q. Since the election was called has your opinion of Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party gone up or down?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total gone up 27% 9% 55% 9%
Total gone down 27% 50% 4% 42%
Gone up a lot 8% 2% 18%
Gone up a little 19% 7% 37% 9%
Stayed the same 38% 36% 39% 45%
Gone down a little 11% 15% 3% 27%
Gone down a lot 16% 35% 1% 15%
Don’t know 8% 5% 2% 3%

 27% say their opinion of Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party has gone up during the election campaign and 27% say it has gone down.

 Among Liberal/National voters 55% say their opinion has gone up and 4% say it has gone down.

 By gender – men 28% up/26% down and women 25% up/28% down. Comments »

Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 2, 2010

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

Malcolm Turnbull Tony Abbott
30 Nov 09 18 Jan 10 22 Feb 10 29 Mar 10 3 May 10 31 May 10 28 Jun 10 5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 2 Aug 10
Total approve 25% 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 40% 37% 40% 35% 38%
Total disapprove 55% 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 39% 47% 44% 46% 48%
Strongly approve 2% 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 9% 8% 6% 6% 8%
Approve 23% 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 31% 29% 34% 29% 30%
Disapprove 33% 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 20% 23% 22% 22% 27%
Strongly disapprove 22% 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 19% 24% 22% 24% 21%
Don’t know 19% 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 20% 16% 16% 19% 14%

38% approve Tony Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader and 48% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has increased by 3% and disapproval increased by 2%. 82% of Liberal/National voters approve and 11% disapprove. Among Labor voters, 14% approve and 78% disapprove.

By gender – men 41% approve/48% disapprove and women 35% approve/48% disapprove. Comments »

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jul 26, 2010

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

Malcolm Turnbull Tony Abbott
30 Nov 09 14 Dec 09 18 Jan 10 22 Feb 10 29 Mar 10 3 May 10 31 May 10 28 Jun 10 5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10
Total approve 25% 34% 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 40% 37% 40% 35%
Total disapprove 55% 36% 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 39% 47% 44% 46%
Strongly approve 2% 7% 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 9% 8% 6% 6%
Approve 23% 27% 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 31% 29% 34% 29%
Disapprove 33% 18% 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 20% 23% 22% 22%
Strongly disapprove 22% 18% 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 19% 24% 22% 24%
Don’t know 19% 31% 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 20% 16% 16% 19%

35% approve Tony Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader and 46% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has decreased by 5% and disapproval increased by 2%. 78% of Liberal/National voters approve and 11% disapprove. Among Labor voters, 15% approve and 74% disapprove.

There were no substantial differences by gender – men 37% approve/48% disapprove and women 33% approve/44% disapprove. Comments »

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