World Leaders

Jul 18, 2017

Q. Do you hold favourable or unfavourable views of the following world leaders?

  Favourable Unfavourable Don’t know   Favour-able Vote Labor Favour-able Vote Lib/Nat Favour-able Vote Greens Favour-able Vote other
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 51% 11% 38%   55% 56% 61% 40%
German Chancellor Angela Merkel 43% 17% 40%   43% 55% 51% 33%
French President Emmanuel Macron 41% 14% 44%   44% 48% 49% 36%
UK Prime Minister Theresa May 33% 27% 40%   29% 46% 21% 38%
Russian President Vladimir Putin 16% 61% 23%   15% 17% 15% 27%
US President Donald Trump 16% 70% 14%   9% 23% 7% 29%
North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-Un 6% 80% 13%   7% 9% 4% 4%

Respondents were most likely to have a favourable view of Justin Trudeau (51%), Angela Merkel (43%) and Emmanuel Macron (41%).

Liberal/National voters were more likely than average to have a favourable view of Theresa May (46%) and Donald Trump (23%).

Labor voters did not differ much from the average – except for their low rating of Donald Trump (9% favourable).

Approval of Tony Abbott

Sep 20, 2010

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

18 Jan 22 Feb 29 Mar 3 May 31 May 5 Jul 2 Aug 16 Aug 20 Sep


Total approve 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 37% 38% 41% 43%
Total disapprove 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 47% 48% 44% 37%
Strongly approve 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 8% 8% 9% 12%
Approve 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 29% 30% 32% 31%
Disapprove 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 23% 27% 22% 21%
Strongly disapprove 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 24% 21% 22% 16%
Don’t know 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 16% 14% 15% 19%

43% approve Tony Abbott’s performance as Opposition Leader and 37% disapprove. Since this question was asked last month, approval has increased by 2% and disapproval decreased by 7%. 79% of Liberal/National voters approve and 7% disapprove. Among Labor voters, 18% approve and 67% disapprove.

By gender – men 48% approve/37% disapprove and women 37% approve/38% disapprove.

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