Preferred Prime Minister

Aug 8, 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  
Malcolm Turnbull 41%   20% 80% 11% 37%  
Bill Shorten 27%   56% 5% 41% 13%  
Don’t know 32%   24% 15% 48% 50%  

 

  Total     July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Dec 2016 Jun 2016 Dec 2015
Malcolm Turnbull 41%     41% 39% 39% 39% 38% 39% 40% 54%
Bill Shorten 27%     27% 26% 31% 28% 26% 28% 29% 15%
Don’t know 32%     31% 34% 30% 32% 36% 33% 32% 31%


41% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make a better Prime Minister (no change from last month), and 27% thought Bill Shorten would be better (no change). 32% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 80% of Liberal/National voters saying that Malcolm Turnbull would be a better Prime Minister, and 56% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (41%) to Turnbull (11%), although the largest proportion did not know who would make a better Prime Minister (48%).

47% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 30% prefer Bill Shorten.

36% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 24% prefer Bill Shorten.

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