Better Prime Minister

Sep 8, 2015

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten?

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grn Vote Other   Oct 2013 June 2014 Dec 2014 Mar 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015
Tony Abbott 32% 3% 77% 2% 21% 41% 36% 31% 33% 38% 37% 36%
Bill Shorten 35% 72% 5% 60% 23% 22% 40% 36% 37% 33% 30% 32%
Don’t know 32% 25% 17% 39% 56% 37% 24% 33% 30% 29% 33% 31%

32% (down 4% since July) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 35% (up 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

Women increasingly prefer Bill Shorten (35% up from 32% in July). Women are less likely to prefer Tony Abbot than in July (29% down from 36% in July).

35% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 36% prefer Bill Shorten.

Tony Abbott is the preferred PM in NSW (37% compared to 29% from Bill Shorten), but Bill Shorten is preferred in QLD (33% compared to 30%) and VIC (39% compared to 32%).

Better Prime Minister

Jul 14, 2015

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten? 

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote GRN Vote Other   Oct 13 Mar 14 June 14 Sep 14 Dec 14 Mar 15 Apr 15 May 15 Jun 15
Tony Abbott 37% 9% 83% 1% 33% 41% 39% 36% 35% 31% 33% 32% 35% 38%
Bill Shorten 30% 61% 3% 54% 23% 22% 33% 40% 36% 36% 37% 35% 32% 33%
Don’t know 33% 30% 14% 45% 44% 37% 28% 24% 30% 33% 30% 33% 33% 29%

37% (down 1% since June) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 30% (down 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister. This is Tony Abbott’s best result since April last year.

38% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 31% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Tony Abbott 36% to 29%.

Better Prime Minister

May 12, 2015

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten? 

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grn Vote Other   Oct 2013 June 2014 Dec 2104 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015
Tony Abbott 35% 4% 78% 11% 32% 41% 36% 31% 35% 31% 33% 32%
Bill Shorten 32% 70% 4% 43% 15% 22% 40% 36% 37% 39% 37% 35%
Don’t know 33% 26% 18% 46% 53% 37% 24% 33% 28% 30% 30% 33%

35% (up 3% since April) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 32% (down 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

This is the first month Tony Abbott has been preferred over Bill Shorten since November last year.

41% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 31% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 34% to 29%.

Better Prime Minister

Apr 14, 2015

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten?

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Greens Vote Other   Oct 2013 Mar 2014 June 2014 Dec 2104 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015
Tony Abbott 32% 4% 76% 2% 19% 41% 39% 36% 31% 35% 31% 33%
Bill Shorten 35% 69% 5% 62% 23% 22% 33% 40% 36% 37% 39% 37%
Don’t know 33% 26% 19% 36% 57% 37% 28% 24% 33% 28% 30% 30%

32% (down 1% since March) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 35% (down 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

36% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 36% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 34% to 29%.

Better Prime Minister

Mar 10, 2015

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Green

Vote Other

 

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2104

Jan 2015

Feb 2015

Tony Abbott

33%

4%

77%

4%

22%

41%

39%

36%

35%

31%

35%

31%

Bill Shorten

37%

77%

8%

56%

26%

22%

33%

40%

36%

36%

37%

39%

Don’t know

30%

19%

15%

41%

52%

37%

28%

24%

30%

33%

28%

30%

33% (up 2% since February) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 37% (down 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

36% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 37% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 38% to 29%.

Better Prime Minister

Feb 10, 2015

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2104

Jan 2015

Tony Abbott

31%

5%

75%

4%

22%

41%

39%

36%

35%

31%

35%

Bill Shorten

39%

78%

6%

59%

24%

22%

33%

40%

36%

36%

37%

Don’t know

30%

18%

18%

36%

55%

37%

28%

24%

30%

33%

28%

31% (down 4% since January) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 39% (up 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

34% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 41% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 38% to 28%.

Better Prime Minister

Jan 13, 2015

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Green

Vote Other

 

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Oct 2014

Nov 2014

Dec 2104

Tony Abbott

35%

7%

82%

6%

28%

41%

39%

36%

35%

38%

36%

31%

Bill Shorten

37%

73%

3%

71%

27%

22%

33%

40%

36%

32%

34%

36%

Don’t know

28%

20%

15%

23%

45%

37%

28%

24%

30%

30%

29%

33%

35% (up 4% since December) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 37% (up 1%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

37% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 37% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 38% to 33%.

Better Prime Minister

Nov 11, 2014

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Oct 13

Mar 14

June 14

July 14

Aug 14

Sep 14

Oct 14

Tony Abbott

36%

8%

82%

4%

28%

41%

39%

36%

34%

37%

35%

38%

Bill Shorten

34%

67%

3%

61%

29%

22%

33%

40%

37%

36%

36%

32%

Don’t know

29%

25%

15%

36%

43%

37%

28%

24%

29%

27%

30%

30%

36% (down 2% since October) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 34% (up 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 40% to 33% and women prefer Bill Shorten 36% to 32%.

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