Malcolm Turnbull

May 8, 2018

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

 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Apr 2018 Mar 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017
Total approve 40%   27% 73% 20% 20%   39% 41% 41% 41%
Total disapprove 42%   60% 16% 55% 65%   42% 43% 44% 46%
Strongly approve 9%   5% 17% 4% 4%   8% 9% 8% 7%
Approve 31%   22% 56% 16% 16%   31% 32% 33% 34%
Disapprove 22%   32% 13% 28% 21%   26% 26% 27% 28%
Strongly disapprove 20%   28% 3% 27% 44%   16% 17% 17% 18%
Don’t know 19%   13% 11% 24% 15%   19% 16% 15% 14%

73% (up 3%) of Liberal/National voters approved of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing, compared to 27% of ALP voters and 20% of Greens and other voters.40% approved of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister (up 1% from last month), and 42% disapproved (no change – a change in net approval rating from -3 to -2.

By gender, men were 45% approve/43% disapprove and women 35% approve/40% disapprove.

Malcolm Turnbull

May 9, 2017

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 June 2016 Dec 2015
Total Approve 37% 18% 75% 17% 20%   35% 33% 34% 37% 34% 38% 56%
Total Disapprove 48% 70% 17% 72% 69%   47% 50% 49% 48% 46% 40% 23%
Strongly approve 5% 2% 11% 2% 5% 5% 5% 6% 5% 6% 13%
Approve 32% 16% 64% 17% 18% 30% 28% 29% 31% 29% 32% 43%
Disapprove 29% 42% 15% 37% 40% 29% 30% 28% 30% 30% 24% 16%
Strongly disapprove 19% 28% 2% 35% 29% 18% 20% 21% 18% 16% 16% 7%
Don’t know 15%   12% 8% 12% 10%   17% 18% 16% 16% 20% 21% 21%

37% approved of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister (up 2% from last month), and 48% disapproved (up 1% from last month).

75% of Liberal/National voters approved of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing, compared to 18% of ALP voters and 17% of Greens voters.

Preferred Prime Minister

May 9, 2017

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Jun 2016 Dec 2015 Dec 2014
Malcolm Turnbull 39% 11% 85% 12% 34%   39% 38% 39% 39% 39% 40% 54% 54%
Bill Shorten 31% 61% 4% 59% 17%   28% 26% 25% 28% 28% 29% 15% 15%
Don’t know 30%   27% 11% 30% 49%   32% 36% 36% 33% 33% 32% 31% 31%

39% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make a better Prime Minister (unchanged from last month), and 31% thought Bill Shorten would be better (up 3%).

The results were split by party, with 85% of Liberal/National voters saying that Malcolm Turnbull would be a better Prime Minister, and 61% of ALP voters saying the Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (59% preferred) to Turnbull (12%).

Leader attributes – Malcolm Turnbull

May 24, 2016

Q: Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull?

  Total   May 3 2016   Difference
Intelligent 76% 77% -1
Out of touch with ordinary people 63% 56% +7
Hard-working 60% 65% -5
A capable leader 55% 59% -4
Arrogant 51% 46% +5
Good in a crisis 48% 49% -1
Superficial 48% 46% +2
Understands the problems facing Australia 47% 52% -5
Narrow-minded 41% 41%
Visionary 40% 41% -1
Trustworthy 37% 40% -3
More honest than most politicians 36% 39% -3
Erratic 34% 34%
Intolerant 34% 34%
Aggressive 31% 28% +3

Malcolm Turnbull’s key attributes were intelligent (76%), out of touch with ordinary people (63%), hard working (60%) and a capable leader (55%).

Over the last 3 weeks, the main changes have been for out of touch with ordinary people (up 7%), hard-working (down 5%), arrogant (up 5%) and understands the problems facing Australia (down 5%).

Leader attributes – comparisons

May 24, 2016
  Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten   Difference
Out of touch with ordinary people 63% 42% +21
Intelligent 76% 60% +16
A capable leader 55% 43% +12
Visionary 40% 28% +12
Arrogant 51% 40% +11
Good in a crisis 48% 37% +11
More honest than most politicians 36% 26% +10
Trustworthy 37% 31% +6
Superficial 48% 44% +4
Intolerant 34% 30% +4
Narrow-minded 41% 40% +1
Aggressive 31% 30% +1
Hard-working 60% 60%
Understands the problems facing Australia 47% 50% -3
Erratic 34% 37% -3

Compared to Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull is more likely to be considered out of touch with ordinary people (+21), intelligent (+16%), a capable leader (+12%) and visionary (+12%).

Leader trust to handle issues

May 24, 2016

Q: Which leader – Malcolm Turnbull or Bill Shorten – would you trust most to handle the following issues? 

  Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten Don’t know   Difference
Regulating the banking and finance sector 33% 27% 39%   +6
Supporting Australia’s manufacturing industries 30% 31% 39%   -1
Ensuring big companies pay their share of tax 28% 34% 38%   -6
Protecting the Great Barrier Reef 21% 27% 52%   -6
Funding hospitals 27% 35% 38%   -8
Addressing climate change 21% 29% 50%   -8
Making housing more affordable for first home buyers 23% 32% 44%   -9
Looking after the needs of pensioners 21% 35% 44%   -14
Funding public schools 24% 40% 36%   -16
Maintaining workers’ wages and conditions 21% 43% 35%   -22

Bill Shorten is trusted more for maintaining workers’ wages and conditions (+22), funding public schools (+16) and looking after the needs of pensioners (+14).

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

Apr 12, 2016

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister?

 
Total
 
Vote Labor
Vote Lib/Nat
Vote Greens
Vote other
 
Oct 2015
Nov 2015
Dec 2015
Jan 2016
Feb 2016
Mar 2016
Total approve 39%   21% 69% 31% 16%   47% 56% 56% 51% 51% 45%
Total disapprove 39%   60% 19% 52% 50%   17% 20% 23% 25% 27% 35%
Strongly approve 7% 4% 15% 1% 1% 11% 12% 13% 9% 8% 6%
Approve 32% 17% 54% 30% 15% 36% 44% 43% 42% 43% 39%
Disapprove 23% 35% 15% 21% 27% 11% 14% 16% 16% 18% 24%
Strongly disapprove 16% 25% 4% 31% 23% 6% 6% 7% 9% 9% 11%
Don’t know 22% 19% 13% 17% 34% 35% 23% 21% 23% 21% 21%

39% (down 6% since last month) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 39% (up 4%) disapprove – a net approval rating of zero (down 10).

69% (down 6%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 19% (up 6%) disapproving. 21% (down 3%) of Labor voters and 31% (up 8%) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 41% approve/42% disapprove and women 37% approve/37% disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

Apr 12, 2016

Q: Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten?

 
Total
 
Vote Labor
Vote Lib/Nat
Vote Greens
Vote other
 
Sep 2015
Oct 2015
Nov 2015
Dec 2015
Jan 2016
Feb 2016
Mar 2016
Malcolm Turnbull 44% 17% 79% 31% 37% 53% 48% 55% 54% 51% 52% 48%
Bill Shorten 22% 52% 3% 40% 10% 17% 19% 14% 15% 18% 15% 19%
Don’t know 34% 31% 18% 29% 53% 30% 33% 31% 31% 31% 33% 33%

44% (down 4%) of respondents think Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister and 22% (up 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

49% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 22% prefer Bill Shorten.

39% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 23% prefer Bill Shorten.

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