Approval of Tony Abbott

Jun 11, 2013

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

 

18
Jan
10

5 Jul

20
Dec

14 June  11

12
Dec

12
Jun
12

10 Dec

14
Jan
13

11
Feb

11
Mar

15
Apr

13
May


11 Jun

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

32%

32%

33%

33%

36%

37%

37%

40%

40%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

48%

53%

54%

56%

57%

53%

51%

52%

50%

49%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

6%

6%

6%

8%

8%

7%

7%

8%

9%

10%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

32%

26%

26%

25%

25%

29%

30%

29%

31%

30%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

25%

25%

24%

25%

27%

22%

22%

24%

18%

17%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

28%

30%

31%

30%

31%

29%

28%

32%

32%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

15%

14%

13%

12%

10%

11%

12%

10%

11%

11%

Tony Abbott’s approval ratings also remained much the same as last month. 40% (no change) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 49% (down 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -10 to -9 over the last 4 weeks, Tony Abbott’s best rating since July 2011.

80% (up 3%) of Coalition voters approve and 11% (down 2%) disapprove.

By gender – men 44% approve/47% disapprove, women 35% approve/52% disapprove. In net terms this represents a shift with men from -7 to -3 and with women from -13 to -17.

Approval of Tony Abbott

May 13, 2013

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

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

 

20 Dec

14 June  2011

12 Dec

12 Jun 2012

10 Dec

14 Jan 2013

11 Feb

11 Mar

15 Apr

13 May

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

32%

32%

33%

33%

36%

37%

37%

40%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

48%

53%

54%

56%

57%

53%

51%

52%

50%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

6%

6%

6%

8%

8%

7%

7%

8%

9%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

32%

26%

26%

25%

25%

29%

30%

29%

31%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

25%

25%

24%

25%

27%

22%

22%

24%

18%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

28%

30%

31%

30%

31%

29%

28%

32%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

15%

14%

13%

12%

10%

11%

12%

10%

11%

40% (up 3%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 50% (down 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -15 to -10 over the last 4 weeks, Tony Abbott’s best rating since July 2011.

77% (up 5%) of Coalition voters approve and 13% (down 8%) disapprove.

By gender – men 42% approve/49% disapprove, women 37% approve/50% disapprove. In net terms this represents a shift with men from -9 to -7 and with women from -22 to -13.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Apr 15, 2013

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

18
Jan
10

5
Jul

 

20 Dec

14
Jun

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12
Jun

10 Sep

10 Dec

14
Jan
13

11 Feb

11 Mar

15
Apr

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

32%

36%

32%

32%

33%

33%

36%

37%

37%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

48%

53%

52%

54%

55%

56%

57%

53%

51%

52%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

6%

6%

7%

6%

6%

8%

8%

7%

7%

8%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

32%

26%

29%

26%

26%

25%

25%

29%

30%

29%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

25%

25%

23%

24%

26%

25%

27%

22%

22%

24%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

28%

29%

30%

29%

31%

30%

31%

29%

28%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

15%

14%

12%

13%

13%

12%

10%

11%

12%

10%

37% (no change) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 52% (up 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -14 to -15 over the last 5 weeks.

72% (up 3%) of Coalition voters approve and 21% (up 1%) disapprove.

By gender – men 41% approve/50% disapprove, women 33% approve/55% disapprove. In net terms this represents a shift with men from -10 to -9 and with women from -18 to -22.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Mar 11, 2013

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

18
Jan
10

5
Jul

 

20 Dec

14
Mar
11

14
Jun

12
Sep

12 Dec

12
Mar
12

12
Jun

10 Sep

10
Dec

14
Jan
13

11
Feb

11
Mar

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

32%

33%

33%

36%

37%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

55%

56%

57%

53%

51%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

6%

8%

8%

7%

7%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

26%

25%

25%

29%

30%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

26%

25%

27%

22%

22%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

29%

31%

30%

31%

29%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

13%

12%

10%

11%

12%

37% (up 1%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 51% (down 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -17 to -14 over the last 4 weeks.

69% (down 1%) of Coalition voters approve and 20% (down 1%) disapprove.

By gender – men 42% approve/52% disapprove, women 33% approve/51% disapprove. In net terms this represents a shift with men from -13 to -10 and with women from -21 to -18.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Feb 11, 2013

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

 

18
Jan
10

5 Jul

 

20 Dec

14 Mar
11

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12
Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14
Jan
13

11 Feb

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

32%

33%

33%

36%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

55%

56%

57%

53%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

6%

8%

8%

7%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

26%

25%

25%

29%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

26%

25%

27%

22%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

29%

31%

30%

31%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

13%

12%

10%

11%

36% (up 3%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 53% (down 4%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -24 to -17 over the last 4 weeks.

70% (up 8%) of Coalition voters approve and 21% (down 10%) disapprove.

By gender – men 38% approve/51% disapprove, women 34% approve/55% disapprove. In net terms this represents a shift with men from -15 to -13 and with women from -31 to -21.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Dec 10, 2012

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

 

18 Jan
10

5
Jul

20 Dec

14 Mar
11

14 Jun

12 Sep

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

10 Sept

15 Oct

12 Nov

10 Dec

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

32%

37%

33%

33%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

55%

54%

58%

56%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

6%

9%

6%

8%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

26%

28%

27%

25%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

26%

23%

28%

25%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

29%

31%

30%

31%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

13%

9%

10%

12%

33% (no change) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 56% (down 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -25 to -23 over the last 4 weeks.

63% (down 2%) of Coalition voters approve and 30% (up 1%) disapprove.

By gender – men 37% approve/55% disapprove, women 28% approve/56% disapprove. In net terms this represents a small improvement with men from -20 to -18 and with women from -30 to -28.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Oct 15, 2012

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

 

18 Jan
10

5 Jul

 

20 Dec

14 Mar
11

14 Jun

12 Sep

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

16 Jul

13 Aug

10 Sep

15 Oct

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

35%

36%

32%

37%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

53%

51%

55%

54%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

7%

8%

6%

9%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

28%

28%

26%

28%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

23%

22%

26%

23%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

30%

29%

29%

31%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

12%

13%

13%

9%

Tony Abbott’s approval rating has also improved over the last month. 37% (up 5%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 54% (down 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -23 to -17 over the last 5 weeks.

74% (up 11%) of Coalition voters approve and 22% (down 2%) disapprove.

By gender – men 39% approve/55% disapprove, women 35% approve/54% disapprove. In net terms this represents an improvement with men from -19 to -16 and with women from -26 to -19.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Sep 10, 2012

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

19 Jul 2010

14 June 2011

12 Dec 2011

16 Jan 2012

16 Apr 2012

16 Jul 2012

Last month 13 Aug 2012

This week   10 Sept 2012

Total approve

40%

38%

32%

35%

38%

35%

36%

32%

Total disapprove

44%

48%

53%

51%

50%

53%

51%

55%

Strongly approve

6%

6%

6%

7%

7%

7%

8%

6%

Approve

34%

32%

26%

28%

31%

28%

28%

26%

Disapprove

22%

25%

25%

25%

23%

23%

22%

26%

Strongly disapprove

22%

23%

28%

26%

27%

30%

29%

29%

Don’t know

16%

15%

14%

13%

13%

12%

13%

13%

Tony Abbott’s approval fell 4 points within the last month, from 36% approval in August to 32% this week.  His disapproval picked up 4 points from 51% to 55% in the same period.   Over the 2 years since July 2010, his disapproval has risen 11 points from 44% to 55%.

There were few significant variations by state, save that respondents in South Australia were significantly more likely to disapprove of the job Abbot is doing as Opposition leader (63%).

Male respondents were more likely to approve of Abbott’s performance (36% approve / 55% disapprove) compared to female respondents (28% approve / 54% disapprove).

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