Preferred Prime Minister

Sep 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   Aug 2017 July 2017 June 2017 Mar 2017 Dec 2016 Jun 2016 Dec 2015
Malcolm Turnbull 43%   18% 79% 25% 39%   41% 41% 39% 38% 39% 40% 54%
Bill Shorten 29%   62% 7% 42% 14%   27% 27% 26% 26% 28% 29% 15%
Don’t know 28%   21% 14% 33% 47%   32% 31% 34% 36% 33% 32% 31%


43% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make a better Prime Minister (up 2% from last month), and 29% thought Bill Shorten would be better (up 2%). 28% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 79% of Liberal/National voters saying that Malcolm Turnbull would be a better Prime Minister, and 62% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (42%) to Turnbull (25%).

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

39% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 28% prefer Bill Shorten.

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