Approval of Julia Gillard

Aug 16, 2010

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

  Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard
  29 Mar 31 May 5 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug
Total approve 53% 41% 48% 52% 49% 46% 45% 46%
Total disapprove 36% 47% 27% 30% 33% 38% 40% 40%
Strongly approve 12% 7% 14% 11% 12% 10% 13% 13%
Approve 41% 34% 34% 41% 37% 36% 32% 33%
Disapprove 22% 25% 13% 17% 19% 23% 24% 24%
Strongly disapprove 14% 22% 14% 13% 14% 15% 16% 16%
Don’t know 12% 12% 26% 18% 17% 15% 15% 13%

 46% approve Julia Gillard’s performance as Prime Minister and 40% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has increased by 1% and disapproval is unchanged. 91% of Labor voters approve and only 3% disapprove. Among Liberal/National voters, 13% approve and 79% disapprove.

 By gender – men 44% approve/46% disapprove and women 48% approve/34% disapprove. Comments »

Better Prime Minister

Aug 16, 2010

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

  5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 2 Aug 10 9 Aug 10 16 Ag 10 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens   Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott

21 Jun 10

Julia Gillard 53% 50% 51% 48% 45% 46% 92% 8% 71%   47%
Tony Abbott 26% 27% 26% 30% 33% 35% 3% 77% 3%   30%
Don’t know 21% 23% 23% 22% 21% 19% 5% 15% 26%   23%

 46% think Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 35% prefer Tony Abbott – a similar margin to last week.

 Julia Gillard is preferred 92% to 3% by Labor voters – and Tony Abbott is preferred 77% to 8% by Liberal/National voters. Greens voters prefer Julia Gillard 71% to 3%.

 Men prefer Julia Gillard 45%/39% and women 48%/31%. Comments »

Handling another GFC

Aug 16, 2010

Q. If another global financial crisis develops in the next few years, which leader and party do you think would be best to handle it?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Julia Gillard and the Labor Party 42% 88% 5% 66%
Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party 35% 2% 80% 6%
Don’t know 23% 11% 15% 27%

42% think Julia Gillard and the Labor Party would be best at handling another global financial crisis if it was to develop and 35% think Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party would be best.

Those aged 25-54 prefer the Labor Party over the Liberals 46% to 30%, while those aged 55+ prefer the Liberal Party 48% to 36%. Comments »

Approval of Julia Gillard

Aug 9, 2010

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

Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard
29 Mar 31 May 5 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 2 Aug 9 Aug
Total approve 53% 41% 48% 52% 49% 46% 45%
Total disapprove 36% 47% 27% 30% 33% 38% 40%
Strongly approve 12% 7% 14% 11% 12% 10% 13%
Approve 41% 34% 34% 41% 37% 36% 32%
Disapprove 22% 25% 13% 17% 19% 23% 24%
Strongly disapprove 14% 22% 14% 13% 14% 15% 16%
Don’t know 12% 12% 26% 18% 17% 15% 15%

45% approve Julia Gillard’s performance as Prime Minister and 40% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has decreased by 1% and disapproval increased by 2%. 87% of Labor voters approve and only 5% disapprove. Among Liberal/National voters, 14% approve and 77% disapprove.

By gender – men 42% approve/45% disapprove and women 47% approve/34% disapprove. Comments »

Better Prime Minister

Aug 9, 2010

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

  5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 2 Aug 10 9 Aug 10 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens   Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott

21 Jun 10

Julia Gillard 53% 50% 51% 48% 45% 90% 6% 70%   47%
Tony Abbott 26% 27% 26% 30% 33% 3% 78% 4%   30%
Don’t know 21% 23% 23% 22% 21% 8% 15% 25%   23%

 45% think Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 33% prefer Tony Abbott – a narrowing of the gap between the two (from 18% to 12%) since polled last week.

 Julia Gillard is preferred 90% to 3% by Labor voters – and Tony Abbott is preferred 78% to 6% by Liberal/National voters. Greens voters prefer Julia Gillard 70% to 4%.

 Men prefer Julia Gillard 41%/39% and women 49%/28%. Comments »

Opinion of Julia Gillard

Aug 9, 2010

Q. Since the election was called has your opinion of Julia Gillard and the Labor Party gone up or down?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total gone up 19% 38% 8% 18%
Total gone down 42% 16% 68% 38%
Gone up a lot 6% 15% 1% 2%
Gone up a little 13% 23% 7% 16%
Stayed the same 32% 43% 22% 41%
Gone down a little 20% 15% 25% 24%
Gone down a lot 22% 1% 43% 14%
Don’t know 7% 2% 1% 3%

 19% say their opinion of Julia Gillard and the Labor Party has gone up during the election campaign and 42% say it has gone down.

 Among Labor voters 38% say their opinion has gone up and 18% say it has gone down.

 By gender – men 22% up/44% down and women 16% up/40% down. Comments »

The Punch: Gillard dumps focus groups, focus groups will like that

Aug 3, 2010

Originally published on The Punch 3/08/2010

Our Prime Minister has joined the bandwagon complaining that this is a focus group- driven election – but isn¹t this the way of the Wiki? After all, books have been written about how the wisdom of the masses provide a more compelling truth than the voice of authority.

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Approval of Julia Gillard

Aug 2, 2010

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

Kevin Rudd Julia Gillard
30 Mar 09 29 Jun 09 28 Sept 09 14 Dec 09 29 Mar 10 31 May 10 5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 2 Aug 10
Total approve 71% 62% 66% 57% 53% 41% 48% 52% 49% 46%
Total disapprove 21% 29% 23% 32% 36% 47% 27% 30% 33% 38%
Strongly approve 21% 14% 15% 10% 12% 7% 14% 11% 12% 10%
Approve 50% 48% 51% 47% 41% 34% 34% 41% 37% 36%
Disapprove 14% 18% 17% 20% 22% 25% 13% 17% 19% 23%
Strongly disapprove 7% 9% 6% 12% 14% 22% 14% 13% 14% 15%
Don’t know 9% 11% 11% 10% 12% 12% 26% 18% 17% 15%

46% approve Julia Gillard’s performance as Prime Minister and 38% disapprove. Since this question was asked last week, approval has decreased by 3% and disapproval increased by 5%. 87% of Labor voters approve and only 5% disapprove. Among Liberal/National voters, 11% approve and 77% disapprove.

By gender – men 44% approve/44% disapprove and women 48% approve/33% disapprove. Comments »

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