Approval of Bill Shorten

Jun 10, 2015

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

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

 

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2014

Mar 2015

Apr 2015

May 2015

Total approve

32%

58%

14%

33%

20%

 

 

38%

35%

35%

34%

33%

32%

Total disapprove

45%

23%

70%

38%

60%

 

 

40%

36%

39%

39%

42%

41%

Strongly approve

6%

13%

3%

2%

1%

 

 

7%

5%

7%

5%

6%

4%

Approve

26%

45%

11%

31%

19%

 

 

31%

30%

28%

29%

27%

28%

Disapprove

27%

20%

34%

34%

31%

 

 

22%

22%

23%

21%

25%

23%

Strongly disapprove

18%

3%

36%

4%

29%

 

 

18%

14%

16%

18%

17%

18%

Don’t know

22%

19%

16%

29%

19%

 

 

22%

29%

26%

27%

25%

27%

32% (no change since May) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 45% (up 4%) disapprove – a change in his net rating from -9 to -13, his lowest since becoming leader.

58% (up 2%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 23% (up 2%) disapprove. 35% of men and 30% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 50% of men and 41% of women disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

Apr 14, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Greens Vote Other   Oct 2013 Mar 2014 June 2014 Dec 2104 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015
Tony Abbott 32% 4% 76% 2% 19% 41% 39% 36% 31% 35% 31% 33%
Bill Shorten 35% 69% 5% 62% 23% 22% 33% 40% 36% 37% 39% 37%
Don’t know 33% 26% 19% 36% 57% 37% 28% 24% 33% 28% 30% 30%

32% (down 1% since March) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 35% (down 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

36% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 36% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 34% to 29%.

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