Global Politics

November 2023 APAC Leader Approval and Country Trajectory Outlooks in 6+ Charts

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Report summary

Every day, Morning Consult conducts surveys in 43 nations around the globe tracking public opinion on world leaders, international organizations, policy issues and other countries.

This collection of charts focuses on APAC leader approval and country trajectory outlooks, showing the net shares of adults in key countries who approve of the incumbent political leader and say their country is headed in the right direction. The countries tracked in this edition include Australia, Indonesia and Japan. For analysis of this data, see the November 2023 APAC Leader Approval & Country Trajectory memo.

Key Takeaways

  • Australia: Despite high-profile wins on the international stage, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is struggling with pocketbook issues at home and continues to see his net approval hover near negative territory. Convincing constituents he can steer the economy back to calmer waters will be required to right the ship.
  • Indonesia: President Joko Widodo remains popular despite there being a whiff of impropriety surrounding a recent constitutional court ruling that made his son eligible to run for vice president.
  • Japan: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s net approval rating has now bottomed out a second time — after falling 14 points over the past month — suggesting he has limited long-term staying power.


Morning Consult conducts thousands of daily interviews on key political issues across 43 countries, making our unified data set on political attitudes — Morning Consult Political Intelligence — the largest globally. Every day, we gauge public opinion on world leaders, international organizations, policy issues and other countries to provide customers with data at the scale and speed needed to navigate the changing global political landscape in real time. Daily historical data is available for up to 6 years. For more information on average daily sample sizes, target populations, and more, see our MCPI methodology primer here.

About the author

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Scott Moskowitz
Senior Analyst, APAC

Scott Moskowitz is senior analyst for the Asia-Pacific region at Morning Consult, where he leads geopolitical analysis of China and broader regional issues. Scott holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University and has years of experience working in and conducting Mandarin-language research on China, with an emphasis on the politics of economic development and consumerism. Follow him on Twitter @ScottyMoskowitz. Interested in connecting with Scott to discuss his analysis or for a media engagement or speaking opportunity? Email [email protected].