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.

Approval of Christine Milne

Mar 4, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Christine Milne is doing as leader of the Greens?

 

7 Nov 12

Total

4 Mar 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

20%

22%

26%

16%

67%

Total disapprove

33%

29%

25%

41%

6%

Strongly approve

2%

3%

4%

1%

16%

Approve

18%

19%

22%

15%

51%

Disapprove

18%

14%

14%

18%

4%

Strongly disapprove

15%

15%

11%

23%

2%

Don’t know

47%

48%

50%

44%

27%

22% approve of the job Christine Milne is doing as leader of the Greens and 29% disapprove – nearly half could not give an opinion. This is an improvement since November – from net -13 to -7.

Among Greens voters 67% (down 4%) approve and 6% (up 1%) disapprove.

Approval of Christine Milne

Nov 7, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Christine Milne is doing as leader of the Greens?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

20%

28%

10%

71%

Total disapprove

33%

24%

49%

5%

Strongly approve

2%

3%

1%

8%

Approve

18%

25%

9%

63%

Disapprove

18%

18%

22%

5%

Strongly disapprove

15%

6%

27%

Don’t know

47%

48%

42%

24%

20% approve of the job Christine Milne is doing as leader of the Greens and 33% disapprove – nearly half could not give an opinion.

Among Greens voters 71% approve and 5% disapprove. 27% of respondents aged under 35 approve compared to 17% of those aged 55+.

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