Preferred Prime Minister

Apr 10, 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   Mar 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017 June 2017 Mar 2017 Dec 2016 Jun 2016 Dec 2015
Malcolm Turnbull 41%   18% 78% 30% 38%   41% 42% 43% 39% 38% 39% 40% 54%
Bill Shorten 26%   55% 8% 34% 12%   26% 28% 29% 26% 26% 28% 29% 15%
Don’t know 33%   26% 15% 36% 50%   33% 31% 28% 34% 36% 33% 32% 31%


41% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister (no change from last month), and 26% thought Bill Shorten would be better (no change). 33% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 78% 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 (34%) to Malcolm Turnbull (30%).

46% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 28% prefer Bill Shorten.

35% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 25% prefer Bill Shorten.

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