New polling released by The Australia Institute shows that a majority of Australian voters (63.4%) want Tony Abbott to retire, including half (50.9%) of Coalition voters.
“Across all demographics, gender and voting intentions the electorate think the former prime minister should retire,” said Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Ben Oquist.
“While that is obviously a matter for him, it looks like the public has moved on from Abbott-era policies and is looking for something new.”
The Australia Institute regularly conducts opinion polling to canvass voter’s attitudes on a range of public policy issues. The national online opinion poll of 1412 people between 29 February and 8 March 2016, with nationally representative samples by gender, age and state or territory, through Research Now. Respondents were asked some questions about Tony Abbott.
Q. Do you think former Prime Minister Tony Abbott should retire from politics?
10.3% Don’t know/Not sure
The full polling results are available for download below.