Approval of Tony Abbott

Dec 9, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Sep 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Oct 2014

Nov 2014

Total
approve

32%

6%

75%

9%

23%

 

41%

40%

35%

35%

40%

39%

Total dis-
approve

55%

89%

15%

84%

65%

 

36%

47%

58%

52%

48%

50%

Strongly approve

8%

1%

22%

1%

1%

14%

11%

10%

9%

10%

11%

Approve

24%

5%

53%

8%

22%

27%

29%

25%

26%

30%

28%

Disapprove

22%

27%

13%

23%

35%

13%

20%

18%

22%

22%

24%

Strongly disapprove

33%

62%

2%

61%

30%

23%

27%

40%

30%

26%

26%

Don’t know

12%

4%

10%

7%

12%

23%

12%

7%

13%

11%

10%

55% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – up 5% since the last time this question was asked in November – and 32% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (down 7%). This represents a change in net rating from -11 to -23.

75% (down 10%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 15% (up 7%) disapproving. 89% of Labor voters and 84% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 36% approve/51% disapprove and women 27% approve/61% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Nov 11, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Green

Vote Other

 

As Opp Lead
-er

Sep
13

As PM

Sep 13

 Mar 14

June 14

July
14

Aug 14

Sep 14

Oct 14

Total approve

39%

14%

85%

9%

24%

 

40%

41%

40%

35%

34%

37%

35%

40%

Total dis-approve

50%

82%

8%

85%

66%

 

49%

36%

47%

58%

58%

54%

52%

48%

Strongly approve

11%

2%

28%

5%

3%

13%

14%

11%

10%

8%

13%

9%

10%

Approve

28%

12%

57%

2%

21%

27%

27%

29%

25%

26%

24%

26%

30%

Dis-
approve

24%

34%

5%

36%

45%

19%

13%

20%

18%

22%

19%

22%

22%

Strongly dis-
approve

26%

48%

3%

49%

21%

30%

23%

27%

40%

36%

35%

30%

26%

Don’t know

10%

4%

8%

8%

10%

10%

23%

12%

7%

7%

9%

13%

11%

50% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – up 2% since the last time this question was asked in October – and 39% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (down 1%). This represents a change in net rating from -8 to -11.

85% (down 2%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 8% (no change) disapproving. 82% of Labor voters and 85% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 45% approve/50% disapprove and women 35% approve/51% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Oct 14, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Green

Vote Other

 

Tony Abbott as Opp Leader

Sep 2013

Tony Abbott as PM

Sep 2013

 Mar 14

June 14

July
14

Aug 14

Sep 14

Total
approve

40%

12%

87%

14%

23%

 

40%

41%

40%

35%

34%

37%

35%

Total dis-approve

48%

82%

8%

73%

61%

 

49%

36%

47%

58%

58%

54%

52%

Strongly approve

10%

2%

26%

2%

13%

14%

11%

10%

8%

13%

9%

Approve

30%

10%

61%

14%

21%

27%

27%

29%

25%

26%

24%

26%

Dis-
approve

22%

35%

7%

26%

33%

19%

13%

20%

18%

22%

19%

22%

Strongly dis-approve

26%

47%

1%

47%

28%

30%

23%

27%

40%

36%

35%

30%

Don’t
know

11%

6%

6%

13%

16%

10%

23%

12%

7%

7%

9%

13%

48% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – down 4% since the last time this question was asked in September – and 40% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (up 5%). This represents a change in net rating from -17 to -8, Tony Abbott’s best rating since April.

87% (up 3%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 8% (down 1%) disapproving. 82% of Labor voters and 73% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 44% approve/48% disapprove and women 38% approve/49% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Sep 9, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Tony Abbott as Opp Leader

2 Sep 13

Tony Abbott as Prime Minister

24 Sep

11 Mar

11 June

8 July

12 Aug

Total approve

35%

6%

84%

14%

19%

 

40%

41%

40%

35%

34%

37%

Total disapprove

52%

87%

9%

79%

65%

 

49%

36%

47%

58%

58%

54%

Strongly approve

9%

2%

25%

1%

13%

14%

11%

10%

8%

13%

Approve

26%

4%

59%

13%

19%

27%

27%

29%

25%

26%

24%

Disapprove

22%

29%

8%

26%

32%

19%

13%

20%

18%

22%

19%

Strongly disapprove

30%

58%

1%

53%

33%

30%

23%

27%

40%

36%

35%

Don’t know

13%

7%

7%

8%

16%

10%

23%

12%

7%

7%

9%

52% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – down 2% since the last time this question was asked in August – and 35% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (down 2%). This represents no change in net rating  at -17.

84% (up 4%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 9% (down 3%) disapproving. 87% of Labor voters and 79% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 42% approve/48% disapprove and women 29% approve/56% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 12, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib /Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Tony Abbott  as    Opp-osition Leader

2 Sep 13

Tony Abbott as Prime Minister

24 Sep

14 Jan 

11 Feb

13 May

8 July

Total approve

37%

7%

80%

5%

22%

 

40%

41%

47%

41%

35%

34%

Total dis-approve

54%

89%

12%

86%

70%

 

49%

36%

43%

47%

55%

58%

Strongly approve

13%

3%

31%

*

13%

14%

13%

12%

12%

8%

Approve

24%

4%

49%

5%

22%

27%

27%

34%

29%

23%

26%

Disapprove

19%

28%

9%

27%

21%

19%

13%

18%

19%

18%

22%

Strongly disapprove

35%

61%

3%

59%

49%

30%

23%

25%

28%

37%

36%

Don’t know

9%

4%

8%

9%

8%

10%

23%

11%

12%

10%

7%

54% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – down 4% since the last time this question was asked in July – and 37% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (up 3%). This represents an improvement in net rating from -24 to -17.

80% (up 3%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 12% (down 4%) disapproving. 89% of Labor voters and 86% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 40% approve/51% disapprove and women 32% approve/57% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jul 8, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Tony Abbott as Opp. Leader

2 Sep 13

Tony Abbott as PM

24 Sep

14 Jan 2014

11 Mar

13 May

11 June

Total approve

34%

6%

77%

4%

26%

 

40%

41%

47%

40%

35%

35%

Total disapprove

58%

89%

16%

90%

69%

 

49%

36%

43%

47%

55%

58%

Strongly approve

8%

2%

20%

4%

2%

13%

14%

13%

11%

12%

10%

Approve

26%

4%

57%

24%

27%

27%

34%

29%

23%

25%

Disapprove

22%

25%

12%

23%

35%

19%

13%

18%

20%

18%

18%

Strongly disapprove

36%

64%

4%

67%

34%

30%

23%

25%

27%

37%

40%

Don’t know

7%

4%

7%

5%

5%

10%

23%

11%

12%

10%

7%

58% of respondents disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister – no change since the last time this question was asked in June – and 34% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (down 1%).

77% (down 5%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with 16% (up 4%) disapproving. 89% of Labor voters and 90% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 36% approve/59% disapprove and women 32% approve/58% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jun 11, 2014

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

 

Total

Vote ALP

Vote
Lib

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Tony Abbott as Opp. Leader
2
Sep
13

Tony Abbott as PM
24
Sep
13

10 Dec

14 Jan 2014

11 Mar

8 April

13 May

Total approve

35%

10%

82%

5%

18%

40%

41%

45%

47%

40%

41%

35%

Total disapprove

58%

88%

12%

94%

78%

49%

36%

46%

43%

47%

47%

55%

Strongly approve

10%

4%

24%

1%

13%

14%

12%

13%

11%

13%

12%

Approve

25%

6%

58%

5%

17%

27%

27%

33%

34%

29%

28%

23%

Disapprove

18%

17%

10%

17%

41%

19%

13%

20%

18%

20%

17%

18%

Strongly disapprove

40%

71%

2%

77%

37%

30%

23%

26%

25%

27%

30%

37%

Don’t know

7%

3%

6%

1%

4%

10%

23%

9%

11%

12%

12%

10%

58% of Australian’s disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister, an increase of 3% since the last time this question was asked in May – 35% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (no change).

82% (up 2%) of Lib/Nat voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with just 12% disapproving. 88% of Labor voters and 94% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 38% approve/56% disapprove and women 33% approve/60% disapprove.

Approval of Tony Abbott

May 13, 2014

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

 

Total

Vote ALP

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Tony Abbott as Opp Leader

2 Sep 13

Tony Abbott as
PM

24 Sep

22 Oct

12 Nov

14 Jan 14

11 Mar

8 April

Total approve

35%

7%

80%

2%

19%

40%

41%

46%

45%

47%

40%

41%

Total disapprove

55%

88%

12%

94%

76%

49%

36%

35%

40%

43%

47%

47%

Strongly approve

12%

3%

29%

2%

13%

14%

16%

14%

13%

11%

13%

Approve

23%

4%

51%

19%

27%

27%

30%

31%

34%

29%

28%

Disapprove

18%

19%

10%

25%

32%

19%

13%

15%

19%

18%

20%

17%

Strongly disapprove

37%

69%

2%

69%

44%

30%

23%

20%

21%

25%

27%

30%

Don’t know

10%

5%

9%

5%

5%

10%

23%

19%

16%

11%

12%

12%

55% of Australian’s disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister, a jump of +8% since the last time this question was asked in April 2014.

35% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing, a drop of -6%.

80% of Lib/Nat voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with just 12% disapproving. 88% of Labor voters and 94% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

Males (39%) were slightly more likely than females (32%) to approve of Tony Abbott, however, the disapproval ratings were similar (54% for males, 57% for females) with females being more likely to select ‘don’t know’ (11% compared to 8% of males).

Those aged 55+ were the most likely to approve of Tony Abbott (49%). Those aged under 30 were the least likely (25%), with those aged 30-55 not significantly different from the average (32%).

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