Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 13, 2013

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

 

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

 

20 Dec

14 June  2011

12 Dec

12 Jun 2012

10 Dec

11 Mar 2013

11 Jun

15 Jul

 

13 Aug

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

32%

32%

33%

37%

40%

39%

37%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

48%

53%

54%

56%

51%

49%

51%

51%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

6%

6%

6%

8%

7%

10%

11%

9%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

32%

26%

26%

25%

30%

30%

28%

28%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

25%

25%

24%

25%

22%

17%

21%

21%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

28%

30%

31%

29%

32%

30%

30%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

15%

14%

13%

12%

12%

11%

11%

11%

Tony Abbott’s approval ratings have dropped slightly over the past month. 37% (down 2%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 51% (no change disapprove – a change in net rating from -12 to -14 over the last 4 weeks.

76% (up 1%) of Coalition voters approve and 14% (no change) disapprove.

By gender – men 45% approve/47% disapprove, women 31% approve/55% disapprove. In net terms this represents a shift with men from -7 to -2 and with women from -16 to -24.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jan 14, 2013

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

 

18 Jan

2010

5 Jul

 

20 Dec

14 Mar

2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 2012

12 Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14 Jan 2013

Total approve

37%

37%

39%

38%

38%

39%

32%

36%

32%

32%

33%

33%

Total disapprove

37%

47%

39%

47%

48%

50%

53%

52%

54%

55%

56%

57%

Strongly approve

5%

8%

9%

7%

6%

8%

6%

7%

6%

6%

8%

8%

Approve

32%

29%

30%

31%

32%

31%

26%

29%

26%

26%

25%

25%

Disapprove

20%

23%

21%

24%

25%

23%

25%

23%

24%

26%

25%

27%

Strongly disapprove

17%

24%

18%

23%

23%

27%

28%

29%

30%

29%

31%

30%

Don’t know

26%

16%

22%

16%

15%

11%

14%

12%

13%

13%

12%

10%

33% (no change) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 57% (up 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -23 to -24 over the last 5 weeks.

62% (down 1%) of Coalition voters approve and 31% (up 1%) disapprove.

By gender – men 38% approve/53% disapprove, women 29% approve/60% disapprove. In net terms this represents a shift with men from -18 to -15 and with women from -28 to -31.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Aug 15, 2011

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

18 Jan

2010

29 Mar 5 Jul 20 Sep 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug
Total approve 37% 33% 37% 43% 39% 42% 38% 38% 36% 42% 38% 39% 37%
Total disapprove 37% 50% 47% 37% 39% 37% 46% 47% 48% 44% 48% 49% 50%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 8% 12% 9% 7% 8% 7% 7% 8% 6% 6% 8%
Approve 32% 25% 29% 31% 30% 35% 30% 31% 29% 34% 32% 33% 29%
Disapprove 20% 28% 23% 21% 21% 22% 24% 24% 25% 25% 25% 24% 25%
Strongly disapprove 17% 22% 24% 16% 18% 15% 22% 23% 23% 19% 23% 25% 25%
Don’t know 26% 16% 16% 19% 22% 20% 16% 16% 17% 14% 15% 11% 13%

37% (down 2%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 50% (up 1%) disapprove – a change in net rating from -10 to -13 over the last 4 weeks. This is Tony Abbott’s worst approval rating this year.

72% of Coalition voters approve and 20% disapprove.

By gender – men 40% approve/49% disapprove, women 33% approve/51% disapprove.

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Approval of Tony Abbott

Jan 17, 2011

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

18 Jan 29 Mar 5 Jul 16 Aug 20 Sep 18 Oct 22 Nov 20 Dec 17 Jan 2011
Total approve 37% 33% 37% 41% 43% 39% 40% 39% 42%
Total disapprove 37% 50% 47% 44% 37% 45% 40% 39% 37%
Strongly approve 5% 8% 8% 9% 12% 8% 6% 9% 7%
Approve 32% 25% 29% 32% 31% 31% 34% 30% 35%
Disapprove 20% 28% 23% 22% 21% 22% 22% 21% 22%
Strongly disapprove 17% 22% 24% 22% 16% 23% 18% 18% 15%
Don’t know 26% 16% 16% 15% 19% 17% 19% 22% 20%

42% (up 3%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 37% (down 2%) disapprove – a net change from last month of +5%

74% of Coalition voters approve and 14% disapprove.

By gender – men 46% approve/40% disapprove, women 39% approve/35% disapprove.

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Approval of Tony Abbott

Dec 20, 2010

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

18 Jan 22 Feb 29 Mar 3 May 31 May 5 Jul 2 Aug 16 Aug 20 Sep 18 Oct 22 Nov 20 Dec
Total approve 37% 45% 33% 39% 35% 37% 38% 41% 43% 39% 40% 39%
Total disapprove 37% 36% 50% 43% 50% 47% 48% 44% 37% 45% 40% 39%
Strongly approve 5% 12% 8% 5% 5% 8% 8% 9% 12% 8% 6% 9%
Approve 32% 33% 25% 34% 30% 29% 30% 32% 31% 31% 34% 30%
Disapprove 20% 20% 28% 24% 28% 23% 27% 22% 21% 22% 22% 21%
Strongly disapprove 17% 16% 22% 19% 22% 24% 21% 22% 16% 23% 18% 18%
Don’t know 26% 18% 16% 18% 16% 16% 14% 15% 19% 17% 19% 22%

39% (down 1%) approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader and 39% (down 1%) disapprove – no net change from last month.

67% of Coalition voters approve and 16% disapprove.

By gender – men 44% approve/39% disapprove, women 34% approve/38% disapprove.

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Approval of the Opposition Leader

Dec 14, 2009

Q. Do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove or strongly disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader?

Malcolm Turnbull Tony Abbott
12 Jan 09 9 Feb 09 30 Mar 09 18 May 09 29 Jun 09 10 Aug 09 28 Sept 09 9 Nov 09 30 Nov 09 14 Dec 09
Strongly approve 4% 3% 3% 2% 4% 2% 3% 3% 2% 7%
Approve 37% 29% 25% 28% 20% 20% 24% 26% 23% 27%
Disapprove 21% 26% 31% 28% 31% 30% 35% 30% 33% 18%
Strongly disapprove 9% 17% 17% 21% 26% 28% 18% 20% 22% 18%
Don’t know 29% 24% 24% 21% 19% 20% 21% 20% 19% 31%
Total approve 41% 32% 28% 30% 24% 22% 27% 29% 25% 34%
Total disapprove 30% 43% 48% 49% 57% 58% 53% 50% 55% 36%

34% of respondents approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader, 36% disapprove and 31% don’t know.

Perception followed party lines – Coalition voters were more likely to approve of the job Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader (65%) while Labor voters were more likely to disapprove (55%).   15% of Coalition voters disapprove of the job Abbott is doing as Opposition Leader.

Abbott’s approval rating is nine percentage points higher than the score Turnbull received right before he was replaced as Opposition Leader.    However, Turnbull’s approval rating when he took on the leadership role in September 2009 was 36% and his disapproval rating was 30%.  This is a slightly better result than that scored by Abbott after his succession to the leadership position.

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