Tony Abbott representing Australia

Jun 17, 2014

Q. When you think of Tony Abbott representing Australia at international conferences and meetings, how confident are you that he will do a good job in representing Australia to the international community? 

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Kevin Rudd

5 Oct 09

Total very/somewhat confident

45%

15%

91%

14%

44%

74%

Very confident

18%

3%

46%

2%

6%

31%

Somewhat confident

27%

12%

45%

12%

38%

43%

Not at all confident

50%

81%

8%

85%

54%

18%

Don’t know

5%

%

1%

1%

2%

8%

45% say they are very or somewhat confident that Tony Abbott will do a good job in representing Australia to the international community and 50% say they are not at all confident.

When this question was asked about Kevin Rudd in 2009, 74% said they were very/somewhat confident and only 18% said they were not at all confident.

Approval of Julia Gillard

Jul 16, 2012

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

 

19 Jul 2010

20 Dec

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 2012

12 Jun

16 Jul

Total approve

52%

43%

41%

34%

28%

34%

32%

32%

32%

Total disapprove

30%

40%

46%

54%

64%

54%

61%

56%

58%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

7%

6%

5%

6%

8%

6%

5%

Approve

41%

33%

34%

28%

23%

28%

24%

26%

27%

Disapprove

17%

24%

22%

29%

28%

25%

29%

22%

26%

Strongly disapprove

13%

16%

24%

25%

36%

29%

32%

34%

32%

Don’t know

18%

17%

13%

13%

8%

11%

7%

12%

10%

Julia Gillard’s approval rating has changed little since last month. 32% (no change) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 58% (up 2%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -24 to -26 over the last 5 weeks.

73% of Labor voters approve (down 1%) and 19% disapprove (up 3%).

By gender – men 32% approve/60% disapprove, women 33% approve/57% disapprove.

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