Newspoll Market Research
is an Australia
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n company providing opinion polling and other market research services. Its chief executive is Martin O'Shannessy.
Newspoll's surveys of voter opinion are published in The Australian
The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964. The editor in chief is Chris Mitchell, the editor is Clive Mathieson and the 'editor-at-large' is Paul Kelly....
Newspoll was established in 1985 as a joint venture between News Limited
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and Yann Campbell Hoare Wheeler.
Highest approval rating
Kevin Michael Rudd is an Australian politician who was the 26th Prime Minister of Australia from 2007 to 2010. He has been Minister for Foreign Affairs since 2010...
holds the record with 73% (29 February-2 March 2008 & 4-6 April 2008).
John Winston Howard AC, SSI, was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007. He was the second-longest serving Australian Prime Minister after Sir Robert Menzies....
is second highest, with 67% (20-22 June 2003).
Robert James Lee "Bob" Hawke AC GCL was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia from March 1983 to December 1991 and therefore longest serving Australian Labor Party Prime Minister....
is third highest, with 62% (5-7 June 1987 & 19-21 June 1987).
Lowest approval rating
Paul John Keating was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1991 to 1996. Keating was elected as the federal Labor member for Blaxland in 1969 and came to prominence as the reformist treasurer of the Hawke Labor government, which came to power at the 1983 election...
holds the record with 27% (20-22 August 1993).
John Howard is second lowest, with 32% (26-28 June 1998).
Bob Hawke is tied second lowest, with 32% (22-24 November 1991 & 29 November-1 December 1991 & 6-8 December 1991).
Julia Eileen Gillard is the 27th and current Prime Minister of Australia, in office since June 2010.Gillard was born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales and migrated with her family to Adelaide, Australia in 1966, attending Mitcham Demonstration School and Unley High School. In 1982 Gillard moved...
is third lowest, with 34% (2-4 September 2011).
Highest dissatisfied rating
Paul Keating holds the record with 75% (3-5 September 1993).
Julia Gillard is second highest, with 68% (2-4 September 2011).
John Howard is third highest, with 64% (9-11 March 2001).
Bob Hawke is tied third highest, with 64% (29 November-1 December 1991 & 6-8 December 1991).
Highest approval rating
Kevin Rudd holds the record with 50% (19-21 October 2007).
Alexander John Gosse Downer is a former Australian Liberal Party politician who was Foreign Minister of Australia from March 1996 to December 2007, the longest-serving in Australian history...
is second highest, with 48% (8-10 July 1994).
John Howard is third highest, with 47% (10-12 March 1995).
Lowest approval rating
Dr Brendan John Nelson is a former Australian politician and former federal Opposition leader. He served as a member of the Australian House of Representatives from the 1996 federal election until 19 October 2009 as the Liberal member for Bradfield, a northern Sydney seat...
holds the record with 7% (29 February-2 March 2008).
Simon Findlay Crean is an Australian politician, and the current Minister for the Arts and Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government in the Australian Federal Government. He was leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition at the Federal level,...
is second lowest, with 14% (28-30 November 2003).
Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is an Australian politician. He has been a member of the Australian House of Representatives since 2004, and was Leader of the Opposition and parliamentary leader of the Liberal Party from 16 September 2008 to 1 December 2009.Turnbull has represented the Division...
is tied second lowest, with 14% (27-29 November 2009).
In the October 1998 election, Labor polled a majority of the two-party vote and received the largest swing to a first-term opposition since 1934. However, due to the uneven nature of the swing, Labor came up eight seats short of making Beazley Prime Minister....
is third lowest, with 18% (10-12 May 1996 & 10-12 March 2006).