Best leader of the Liberal Party

Dec 5, 2017

Q. Which of the following do you think would make the best leader of the Liberal Party?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Jun 2014 Aug 2015 Mar 2016 Nov 2016 Mar 2017 Aug 2017
Malcolm Turnbull 21% 17% 40% 14% 6% 31% 24% 39% 21% 20% 25%
Tony Abbott 10% 8% 13% 9% 11% 18% 18% 9% 11% 10% 10%
Julie Bishop 19% 19% 20% 19% 24% 4% 17% 12% 20% 17% 20%
Christopher Pyne 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% <1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3%
Scott Morrison 2% 2% 3% 1% 2% 1% 3% 2% 3% 2% 2%
Peter Dutton 4% 2% 4% 4% 5% 2% 3%
Someone else 15% 21% 4% 23% 25% 19% 13% 15% 18% 18% 13%
Don’t know 27% 29% 14% 28% 25% 21% 22% 21% 25% 28% 25%

 

21% (down 4% since August) think Malcolm Turnbull would make the best leader of the Liberal Party, 19% prefer Julie Bishop (down 1%) and 10% prefer Tony Abbott (no change). 15% (up 2%) prefer someone else.

Among Liberal/National voters, 40% (no change) prefer Malcolm Turnbull, 20% (up 1%) Julie Bishop and 13% (no change) prefer Tony Abbott.

Preferences of men were Malcolm Turnbull 24% (-5%), Julie Bishop 18% (-) and Tony Abbott 13% (+1%).

Preferences of women were Julie Bishop 20% (-1%), Malcolm Turnbull 18% (-2%) and Tony Abbott 8% (-).

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