Preferred Prime Minister

Dec 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   Nov 2017 Oct 2017 Sep 2017 June 2017 Mar 2017 Dec 2016 Jun 2016 Dec 2015
Malcolm Turnbull 42%   19% 80% 29% 35%   40% 42% 43% 39% 38% 39% 40% 54%
Bill Shorten 28%   55% 5% 51% 20%   28% 28% 29% 26% 26% 28% 29% 15%
Don’t know 31%   27% 15% 21% 45%   33% 31% 28% 34% 36% 33% 32% 31%


42% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make a better Prime Minister (up 2% from last month), and 28% thought Bill Shorten would be better (no change). 31% 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 55% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (51%) to Turnbull (29%).

49% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 28% prefer Bill Shorten.

35% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 27% prefer Bill Shorten.

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