Best leader of the Liberal Party

Apr 10, 2018

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 Dec 2017
Malcolm Turnbull 24%   17% 45% 16% 14%   31% 24% 39% 21% 20% 25% 21%
Tony Abbott 11%   7% 17% 2% 18%   18% 18% 9% 11% 10% 10% 10%
Julie Bishop 17%   24% 13% 25% 16%   4% 17% 12% 20% 17% 20% 19%
Christopher Pyne 2%   2% 2% 1% 1%   <1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 2%
Scott Morrison 2%   2% 3% 2%   1% 3% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2%
Peter Dutton 3%   3% 4% 1% 8%           2% 3% 4%
Someone else 14%   19% 5% 22% 18%   19% 13% 15% 18% 18% 13% 15%
Don’t know 27%   27% 11% 33% 22%   21% 22% 21% 25% 28% 25% 27%

 

24% (up 3% since December) think Malcolm Turnbull would make the best leader of the Liberal Party, 17% prefer Julie Bishop (down 2%) and 11% prefer Tony Abbott (up 1%). 14% (down 1%) prefer someone else.

Among Liberal/National voters, 45% (up 5%) prefer Malcolm Turnbull, 13% (down 7%) Julie Bishop and 17% (up 4%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Preferences of men were Malcolm Turnbull 28% (+4%), Julie Bishop 16% (-2%) and Tony Abbott 13% (-).

Preferences of women were Malcolm Turnbull 21% (+3%), Julie Bishop 17% (-3%) and Tony Abbott 9% (+1%).

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