Preferred Prime Minister

Jul 11, 2017

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   June 2017 May 2017 Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Jun 2016 Dec 2015
Malcolm Turnbull 41% 15% 83% 18% 38%   39% 39% 39% 38% 39% 39% 40% 54%
Bill Shorten 27% 58% 5% 40% 12%   26% 31% 28% 26% 25% 28% 29% 15%
Don’t know 31%   27% 12% 42% 50%   34% 30% 32% 36% 36% 33% 32% 31%


41% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make a better Prime Minister (up 2% from last month), and 27% thought Bill Shorten would be better (up 1%). 31% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister (down 3%).

The results were split by party, with 83% of Liberal/National voters saying that Malcolm Turnbull would be a better Prime Minister, and 58% of ALP voters saying the Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (40% preferred) to Turnbull (18%), although the largest proportion did not know who would make a better Prime Minister (42%).

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