Approval of Julia Gillard

Dec 12, 2011

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

19 Jul 2010 20 Dec 2010 14 Mar 14 June 12 Sept 17 Oct 14 Nov 12 Dec
Total approve 52% 43% 41% 34% 28% 34% 37% 34%
Total disapprove 30% 40% 46% 54% 64% 59% 55% 54%
Strongly approve 11% 10% 7% 6% 5% 7% 8% 6%
Approve 41% 33% 34% 28% 23% 27% 29% 28%
Disapprove 17% 24% 22% 29% 28% 27% 25% 25%
Strongly disapprove 13% 16% 24% 25% 36% 32% 30% 29%
Don’t know 18% 17% 13% 13% 8% 7% 9% 11%

Julia Gillard’s approval rating has declined a little since last month. 34% (down 3%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 54% (down 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -18 to -20 over the last 4 weeks.

73% of Labor voters approve (down 8%) and 19% disapprove (up 3%).

By gender – men 38% approve/55% disapprove, women 32% approve/53% disapprove.

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Better Prime Minister

Dec 12, 2011

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

5 Jul 2010 14 Mar 14 June 12 Sept 17 Oct 14 Nov 12 Dec Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Julia Gillard 53% 44% 41% 36% 38% 41% 39% 81% 5% 74%
Tony Abbott 26% 33% 36% 40% 39% 36% 35% 5% 72% 3%
Don’t know 21% 23% 24% 24% 23% 24% 26% 14% 23% 23%

39% believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 35% prefer Tony Abbott – no significant change from last month’s result.

Men prefer Julia Gillard 40%/38% and women favour Julia Gillard 38%/32%.

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Rating of Prime Minister during Barack Obama Visit

Nov 28, 2011

Q. How would you rate the performance of the Prime Minister Julia Gillard during the recent visit by US President Barack Obama?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total good 38% 76% 16% 51%
Total poor 23% 2% 42% 10%
Very good 12% 36% 2% 6%
Good 26% 40% 14% 45%
Average 31% 18% 37% 32%
Poor 8% 15% 5%
Very poor 15% 2% 27% 5%
Don’t know 7% 3% 5% 7%

Overall, the Prime Minister’s performance during the recent visit by US President Barack Obama was rated positively.

38% rated her performance during the recent visit by US President Barack Obama as good and 23% rated it poor. 31% thought it was average.

76% of Labor voters and 51% of Greens voters rated it good, while 42% of Liberal/National voters rated it poor and 37% rated it as average.

43% of women rated her performance goods compared to 33% of men.

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Approval of Julia Gillard

Oct 17, 2011

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

19 Jul 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug 12 Sept 17 Oct
Total approve 52% 43% 51% 48% 41% 37% 41% 34% 29% 35% 28% 34%
Total disapprove 30% 40% 36% 41% 46% 50% 48% 54% 62% 55% 64% 59%
Strongly approve 11% 10% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7% 6% 5% 6% 5% 7%
Approve 41% 33% 43% 39% 34% 30% 34% 28% 24% 29% 23% 27%
Disapprove 17% 24% 24% 25% 22% 25% 26% 29% 30% 24% 28% 27%
Strongly disapprove 13% 16% 12% 16% 24% 25% 22% 25% 32% 31% 36% 32%
Don’t know 18% 17% 14% 11% 13% 13% 11% 13% 9% 11% 8% 7%

After dropping last month Julia Gillard’s approval rating has improved this month. 34% (up 6%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 59% (down 5%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -36 to -25 over the last 5 weeks.

74% of Labor voters approve (up 8%) and 21% disapprove (down 5%).

By gender – men 36% approve/60% disapprove, women 32% approve/58% disapprove.

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Better Prime Minister

Oct 17, 2011

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

5 Jul 2010 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug 12 Sept 17 Oct Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Julia Gillard 53% 47% 48% 44% 42% 43% 41% 37% 38% 36% 38% 82% 4% 85%
Tony Abbott 26% 32% 31% 33% 33% 35% 36% 39% 36% 40% 39% 2% 82% 4%
Don’t know 21% 21% 20% 23% 24% 22% 24% 24% 26% 24% 23% 16% 14% 11%

38% believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 39% prefer Tony Abbott – a net improvement for Julia Gillard of 3% on last month’s figures (from -4% to -1%).

Men prefer Tony Abbott 42%/38% and women favour Julia Gillard 38%/36%.

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Approval of Julia Gillard

Sep 12, 2011

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

19 Jul 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug 12 Sept
Total approve 52% 43% 51% 48% 41% 37% 41% 34% 29% 35% 28%
Total disapprove 30% 40% 36% 41% 46% 50% 48% 54% 62% 55% 64%
Strongly approve 11% 10% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7% 6% 5% 6% 5%
Approve 41% 33% 43% 39% 34% 30% 34% 28% 24% 29% 23%
Disapprove 17% 24% 24% 25% 22% 25% 26% 29% 30% 24% 28%
Strongly disapprove 13% 16% 12% 16% 24% 25% 22% 25% 32% 31% 36%
Don’t know 18% 17% 14% 11% 13% 13% 11% 13% 9% 11% 8%

After improving last month Julia Gillard’s approval rating has dropped back to a level similar to the July result. 28% (down 7%) approve of the job Julia Gillard is doing as Prime Minister and 64% (up 9%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -20 to -36 over the last 4 weeks.

66% of Labor voters approve (down 11%) and 26% disapprove (up 13%).

By gender – men 29% approve/65% disapprove, women 27% approve/62% disapprove.

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Better Prime Minister

Sep 12, 2011

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

5 Jul 2010 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug 12 Sept Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Julia Gillard 53% 47% 48% 44% 42% 43% 41% 37% 38% 36% 81% 5% 69%
Tony Abbott 26% 32% 31% 33% 33% 35% 36% 39% 36% 40% 5% 79% 8%
Don’t know 21% 21% 20% 23% 24% 22% 24% 24% 26% 24% 13% 16% 23%

36% believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 40% prefer Tony Abbott – a net improvement for Tony Abbott of 6% on last month’s figures (from -2% to +4%).

Men prefer Tony Abbott 43%/37% and women favour Tony Abbott 37%/36%.

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Better Prime Minister

Jul 11, 2011

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

5 Jul 2010 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott

21 Jun 10

Julia Gillard 53% 47% 48% 44% 42% 43% 41% 37% 85% 6% 68% 47%
Tony Abbott 26% 32% 31% 33% 33% 35% 36% 39% 5% 75% 9% 30%
Don’t know 21% 21% 20% 23% 24% 22% 24% 24% 10% 19% 24% 23%

37% believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 39% prefer Tony Abbott – the first time that Tony Abbott has been preferred over Julia Gillard – a net decrease for Julia Gillard of 7% on last month’s figures (from +5% to -2%).

Men prefer Tony Abbott 42%/36% and women favour Julia Gillard 38%/36%.

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