Performance of politicians

Dec 9, 2014

 Q. How would you rate the performance of the following people over the last 12 months?

 

Total good

Total poor

Net rating

 

Very good

Good

Neither good nor poor

Poor

Very poor

Don’t know

Tony Abbott – Prime Minister

27%

49%

-22

8%

19%

17%

16%

33%

7%

Bill Shorten – Opposition leader

26%

31%

-5

7%

19%

30%

17%

14%

13%

Joe Hockey – Treasurer

22%

46%

-24

5%

17%

23%

16%

30%

10%

Clive Palmer – leader of PUP

9%

59%

-50

2%

7%

22%

21%

38%

11%

Christine Milne – leader of the Greens

16%

39%

-23

4%

12%

27%

14%

25%

19%

Julie Bishop – Foreign Minister

47%

19%

+28

23%

24%

22%

9%

10%

12%

The Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop was the only politician measured with a positive rating – 47% rated her performance as good and 19% poor. Bill Shorten was the best of the others with a net rating of -5. Clive Palmer’s performance was rated very poorly (-50) while Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Christine Milne received similar net ratings.

Tony Abbott received a net rating of +50 from Liberal/National voters, Bill Shorten scored +42 with Labor voters and Christine Milne scored +36 with Greens voters.

Among Liberal/National voters Julie Bishop’s net rating was +61 and Joe Hockey’s +35.

Leader Attributes – Bill Shorten

Dec 2, 2014

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten?

 

29 Oct 13

27 May 14

 

Total

2 Dec

Change

Intelligent

69%

66%

66%

Hard working

65%

66%

64%

-2

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

53%

A capable leader

49%

51%

46%

-5

Superficial

37%

42%

41%

-1

Out of touch with ordinary people

42%

39%

40%

+1

Good in a crisis

40%

40%

38%

-2

Narrow-minded

31%

35%

36%

+1

Arrogant

35%

36%

35%

-1

Trustworthy

34%

36%

34%

-2

Visionary

33%

30%

30%

Erratic

30%

32%

30%

-2

More honest than most politicians

27%

32%

29%

-3

Aggressive

31%

32%

29%

-3

Intolerant

30%

29%

27%

-2

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were intelligent (66%), hard working (64%), understands the problems facing Australia (53%) and a capable leader (46%).

Since May, the largest shift has been for a capable leader (-5).

Better Prime Minister

Nov 11, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Oct 13

Mar 14

June 14

July 14

Aug 14

Sep 14

Oct 14

Tony Abbott

36%

8%

82%

4%

28%

41%

39%

36%

34%

37%

35%

38%

Bill Shorten

34%

67%

3%

61%

29%

22%

33%

40%

37%

36%

36%

32%

Don’t know

29%

25%

15%

36%

43%

37%

28%

24%

29%

27%

30%

30%

36% (down 2% since October) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 34% (up 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 40% to 33% and women prefer Bill Shorten 36% to 32%.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Oct 14, 2014

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

July 2014

Aug 2014

Sep 2014

Total approve

35%

61%

24%

36%

17%

31%

32%

38%

36%

34%

35%

Total disapprove

36%

17%

53%

36%

54%

27%

39%

40%

39%

40%

36%

Strongly approve

5%

11%

2%

3%

5%

4%

7%

6%

7%

5%

Approve

30%

50%

22%

36%

14%

26%

28%

31%

30%

27%

30%

Disapprove

24%

14%

29%

31%

45%

17%

24%

22%

22%

21%

22%

Strongly disapprove

12%

3%

24%

5%

9%

10%

15%

18%

17%

19%

14%

Don’t know

29%

23%

22%

28%

30%

43%

29%

22%

25%

25%

29%

35% (no change since August) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 36% (no change) disapprove.

61% (no change) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 17% (up 1%) disapprove.

40% of men and 31% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 39% of men and 33% of women disapprove.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Sep 9, 2014

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

 

12 Nov 2013

11 Mar

11 June

8 July

12 Aug

Total approve

35%

61%

22%

42%

21%

31%

32%

38%

36%

34%

Total disapprove

36%

16%

58%

30%

51%

27%

39%

40%

39%

40%

Strongly approve

5%

13%

1%

4%

5%

4%

7%

6%

7%

Approve

30%

48%

21%

38%

21%

26%

28%

31%

30%

27%

Disapprove

22%

14%

28%

22%

32%

17%

24%

22%

22%

21%

Strongly disapprove

14%

2%

30%

8%

19%

10%

15%

18%

17%

19%

Don’t know

29%

23%

21%

29%

27%

43%

29%

22%

25%

25%

35% (up 1% since August) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 36% (down 4%) disapprove. This represents an improvement in net rating from -6 to -1.

61% (down 2%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 16% (up 2%) disapprove.

38% of men and 32% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 41% of men and 32% of women disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

Sep 9, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

22 Oct 2013

11 Mar

11 June

8 July

12 Aug

Tony Abbott

35%

5%

82%

9%

22%

41%

39%

36%

34%

37%

Bill Shorten

36%

69%

5%

60%

33%

22%

33%

40%

37%

36%

Don’t know

30%

26%

13%

32%

45%

37%

28%

24%

29%

27%

35% (down 2% since August) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 36% (no change) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 39% to 36% and women prefer Bill Shorten 35% to 30%.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jul 8, 2014

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

 

12 Nov 2013

14 Jan 2014

11 Feb

11 Mar

8 Apr

13 May

11 Jun

Total
approve

36%

64%

19%

44%

21%

31%

35%

30%

32%

34%

35%

38%

Total disapprove

39%

16%

64%

16%

55%

27%

32%

34%

39%

38%

37%

40%

Strongly approve

6%

13%

1%

4%

4%

5%

5%

4%

4%

6%

6%

7%

Approve

30%

51%

18%

40%

17%

26%

30%

26%

28%

28%

29%

31%

Disapprove

22%

12%

30%

14%

32%

17%

20%

21%

24%

22%

19%

22%

Strongly disapprove

17%

4%

34%

2%

23%

10%

12%

13%

15%

16%

18%

18%

Don’t know

25%

20%

16%

39%

24%

43%

32%

35%

29%

28%

28%

22%

36% (down 2% since June) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 39% (down 1%) disapprove.

64% (down 1%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 16% (no change) disapprove. 39% of Greens voters did not know.

39% of men and 33% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 45% of men and 33% of women disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

Jun 11, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

22 Oct 2013

10 Dec

14 Jan 2014

11 Feb

11 Mar

8 April

13 May

Tony Abbott

36%

7%

81%

6%

31%

41%

43%

42%

40%

39%

42%

36%

Bill Shorten

40%

75%

6%

72%

28%

22%

33%

31%

30%

33%

32%

37%

Don’t know

24%

18%

14%

22%

41%

37%

24%

27%

31%

28%

26%

28%

40% (up 3% since May) of respondents think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister and 36% (no change) think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister.

Men prefer Bill Shorten 39% to 37% and women prefer Bill Shorten 42% to 34%.

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