Morning Consult: PM approval ratings (open thread)

The only bit of new polling data I can identify from the past few weeks suggests Anthony Albanese has more than maintained his strong personal ratings over the New Year period.

Having waited rather too long for a new blog post topic to fall into my lap, here’s one that falls back on the regularly updated tracking poll of Anthony Albanese’s approval ratings maintained by US pollster Morning Consult, which maintains the exercise for twenty leaders internationally. While these numbers have been basically steady since June, they suggest that Albanese ended the year on something of a high, with his approval registering at either 59% or 60% after easing to 55% in November, and his disapproval down since that time from 32% to 28%.

As for when the polling treadmill will crank back into action, I note that the Age/Herald had a Resolve Strategic poll in the third week of last year, although that may have reflected the imminence of a federal election. Newspoll and Essential Research took a fortnight longer to resume regular transmission.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

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  1. Upnorth @ #2301 Friday, January 20th, 2023 – 11:52 pm

    Player One says:
    Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    Upnorth @ #2330 Friday, January 20th, 2023 – 10:54 pm

    There will always be those who are unahppy with the pace of change or the way the Party is organised. We see them here on PB. But 131 years on, Labor is still the only Party committed and capable of making Australia a better place to live.

    Gosh, what a shame we don’t have another 131 years on some issues.

    On climate change (just to pick one completely at random) we have 5.
    中华人民共和国
    Apostates like Latham, Hughes and Lyons would rather see Labor in Opposition and do nothing Tory Governments in power. Tory Governments that ignore issues like the environment and The Voice. Oppose a FICAC. Apostates hate Labor more than natural born Tories. Their shame at “ratting” will never leave and they use hate to cover the guilt.

    Comment of the PB Day goes to Upnorth!

  2. Upnorthsays:
    Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11:46 pm
    Labor has in general never been a “left of centre” Party. The Australian Electorate is far too conservative. Opposition doesn’t make the rules
    ________

    The first ALP federal government led by Watson was of course famous for inviting a non-Labor member in Henry Bournes Higgins to serve as Attorney-General

  3. i dont know if voice will get up if even its the greens seem split on nsw labor asfour was far down the ticket the biger problim is cameron murphy dont know whiy the cfmeu would install him on the ticket when he could not win a mirjinal seat and they all ready have anthony diadam and a bunch of lower house mps including the linda vaultz who hasnt achieved much in her decads of parliament so far but lets replace mick vietsch with a hard left lawer from sydney

  4. J J Hall says:
    Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11:56 pm
    Upnorthsays:
    Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11:46 pm
    Labor has in general never been a “left of centre” Party. The Australian Electorate is far too conservative. Opposition doesn’t make the rules
    ________

    The first ALP federal government led by Watson was of course famous for inviting a non-Labor member in Henry Bournes Higgins to serve as Attorney-General
    中华人民共和国
    Mike Rann, even with a majority, had a Nat, Karlene Maywald, in his cabinet serving as Water Minister. The Liberals hated that immensely.

  5. “ Oooh! You just wait till C@t and AE read that! Boy, are you in for some serious ridicule!”

    Why?

    I’m simply rejecting your formulation of where Labor sits on the political spectrum.

  6. Andrew_Earlwood says:
    Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 12:10 am
    “ Oooh! You just wait till C@t and AE read that! Boy, are you in for some serious ridicule!”

    Why?

    I’m simply rejecting your formulation of where Labor sits on the political spectrum.
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    +1

  7. I really wish that people would stop responding to the fuckwits that infest this place. Yeah they get up people’s nose’s but just ignore them and they’ll go away eventually.
    I mean ignore, don’t engage, respond, quote or even acknowledge they even exist.
    They keep returning because they know that they’ll get a bite.
    Don’t give them one.

  8. It’s not so much that the electorate is too conservative than the fact that the real power in the country lies in the hands of the Murdoch-rag media. The latter is precisely why Labor and Liberal are not respectively left and right, but right and far right.

    However, as in the USA and Britain, there IS clearly a lesser evil.

  9. One of the tasks of the Albanese Governmentis to shift the Overton Window left, i.e. towards the centre. In due course beyond, but that’s not someting that can happen overnight. Labor needs to take the community with it.

  10. Alas, if the LNP, Greens & Blak Greens manage to defeat The Voice referendum, then the whole of the Uluru process is finished.
    There will never be another referendum within the foreseeable future.
    The process and the healing will be lost for generations, because it is the majority of non-indigenous Australians that will determine the fate of the Statement from the Heart, rather than those of us who are committed to the aspirations of the majority of First Nations peoples.
    Although, the LNP may have a lot to answer for, if the referendum fails, it will be the Blak Greens and their supporters who will ultimately be responsible if this process fails.

  11. A friend of mine, working at Vic ALP HQ, decided to make things official and enrolled in Politics at Uni.

    He would sit there as some boffin explained how something was done in the Labor Party.

    At the end of the lecture, he would approach said boffin, explain that what they had talked about was literally what he was doing right now, and that they had got it totally wrong.

    The boffins – it happened multiple times – generally refused to believe him.*

    As for the discussion overnight re the sequencing of Voice etc, once again, I’m sorry if people think FN people have got it wrong, but even if they have, I’ll be guided by what they want, rather than some randoms on t’net.

    *This conversation was sparked by my reading a textbook on politics which was quite badly wrong on something to do with the ALP.

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