Julia Gillard has received a lift in voter approval in today's Essential Report. However, Labor's ratings don’t seem to have benefitted from the same good fortunes.

The Prime Minister’s approval rating rose four points to 35%, with her disapproval rating down three points, at 54%. But Tony Abbott has recorded his worst net disapproval rating, with disapproval up four points to 55% and approval down four points to 32%. This figure also marks the first time since January that Abbott has had a higher net disapproval rating than the Prime Minister.