Preferred Prime Minister

Mar 13, 2018

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Feb 2018 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017
Malcolm Turnbull 41% 21% 82% 25% 32%   42% 42% 42% 43%
Bill Shorten 26% 55% 5% 38% 16%   27% 25% 28% 29%
Don’t know 33%   24% 13% 37% 53%   31% 33% 31% 28%
June 2017 Mar 2017 Dec 2016 Jun 2016 Dec 2015
39% 38% 39% 40% 54%
26% 26% 28% 29% 15%
34% 36% 33% 32% 31%

41% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister (down 1% from last month), and 26% thought Bill Shorten would be better (down 1%). 33% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 82% of Liberal/National voters saying that Malcolm Turnbull would be a better Prime Minister, and 55% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (38%) to Malcolm Turnbull (25%).

49% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 27% prefer Bill Shorten.

33% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 26% prefer Bill Shorten.

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