Approval of rejecting spill motion

Feb 17, 2015

Q. This week the Liberal Party MPs rejected a motion to hold an election for leadership positions. Do you approve or disapprove of their decision?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

40%

21%

71%

22%

37%

Total disapprove

40%

63%

18%

55%

42%

Strongly approve

16%

8%

33%

5%

11%

Approve

24%

13%

38%

17%

26%

Disapprove

22%

30%

13%

32%

22%

Strongly disapprove

18%

33%

5%

23%

20%

Don’t know

20%

15%

11%

23%

21%

 

40% approve of the Liberal Party’s rejection of motion to spill the leadership positions and 40% disapprove.

71% of Liberal/National voters approve.

Leadership options for Liberal Party

Feb 17, 2015

Q. Which of the following options for the leadership of the Liberal Party do you favour? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Replace Tony Abbott as soon as possible

39%

63%

14%

50%

46%

Give Tony Abbott six months to improve his performance

22%

15%

34%

16%

19%

Keep Tony Abbott as leader until the next election

28%

15%

48%

24%

25%

Don’t know

11%

7%

5%

10%

10%

 

39% think that Tony Abbott should be replaced as leader of the Liberal Party as soon as possible and 22% think he should be given six months to improve his performance. 28% think he should remain leader until the next election.

48% of Liberal/National voters think he should remain leader until the next election and 34% think he should be given six months to improve his performance.

Best leader of the Liberal Party

Jul 29, 2013

Q. Which of the following do you think would make the best leader of the Liberal Party?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

23 Apr 12

30 May 11

28 Feb 11

27 Sep 10

Tony Abbott

17%

5%

36%

1%

23%

22%

24%

26%

Malcolm Turnbull

37%

44%

35%

51%

30%

25%

18%

20%

Joe Hockey

10%

9%

13%

9%

14%

17%

16%

15%

Julie Bishop

3%

4%

3%

1%

5%

3%

4%

5%

Andrew Robb

*

*

*

1%

1%

1%

na

Someone else

12%

20%

3%

13%

12%

13%

14%

na

Don’t know

19%

19%

9%

24%

16%

19%

22%

33%

37% (up 7% since April last year) think Malcolm Turnbull would make the best leader of the Liberal Party, 17% (down 6%) prefer Tony Abbott and 10% (down 4%) Joe Hockey.

Among Liberal/National voters, 36% (-3%) prefer Tony Abbott, 35% (+9%) Malcolm Turnbull and 13% (-4%) Joe Hockey.

Malcolm Turnbull is preferred by 39% of men and 36% of women, Tony Abbott by 21% of men and 14% of women.

Liberal party Leadership

Feb 28, 2011

Q. Which of the following do you think would make the best leader of the Liberal Party?

27 Sep 10 28 February 2011
Total Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Tony Abbott 26% 24% 9% 45% 1%
Malcolm Turnbull 20% 18% 24% 16% 29%
Joe Hockey 15% 16% 18% 17% 17%
Julie Bishop 5% 4% 6% 2% 4%
Andrew Robb na 1% 1% 1% 2%
Someone else na 14% 18% 8% 27%
Don’t know 33% 22% 23% 10% 20%

24% of respondents believed that Tony Abbott is the best leader of the Liberal Party, 18% prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 16% Joe Hockey.

Tony Abbott is preferred by 45% of Liberal/National voters while Malcolm Turnbull is preferred by Labor (24%) and Greens voters (29%).

Tony Abbott is more preferred by men (30%) – women are split between Tony Abbott (19%) and Joe Hockey (19%). 23% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull compared to 14% of women.

These figures are little changed since the question was last asked in September 2010.

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