Best leader of the Labor Party

Aug 1, 2018

Q. Which of the following do you think would make the best leader of the Labor Party? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2015 Dec 2015 Mar 2016 Jul 2016 Nov 2016 Mar 2017 Aug 2017
Bill Shorten 19%   37% 12% 18% 7%   16% 13% 15% 27% 17% 21% 20%
Anthony Albanese 19%   17% 27% 14% 20%   12% 14% 14% 11% 12% 11% 13%
Tanya Plibersek 12%   13% 10% 28% 9%   13% 14% 14% 12% 14% 13% 13%
Chris Bowen 3%   3% 3% 3% 3%   5% 3% 7% 3% 4% 3% 4%
Tony Burke 2%   3% 2% 1% 4%   2% 2% 3%
Someone else 13%   5% 17% 12% 28%   18% 17% 18% 17% 18% 16% 13%
Don’t know 31%   22% 29% 23% 27%   36% 38% 32% 30% 32% 35% 34%

 

19% (down 1% since August) think Bill Shorten would make the best leader of the Labor Party, 19% (up 6%) prefer Anthony Albanese and 12% (down 1%) Tanya Plibersek. 13% prefer someone else and 31% don’t know.

Among Labor voters, 37% (up 3%) prefer Bill Shorten, 17% (up 2%) Anthony Albanese and 13% (down 2%) Tanya Plibersek.

Preferences of men were Bill Shorten 21% (-2%), Anthony Albanese 24% (+7%) and Tanya Plibersek 12% (+1%).

Preferences of women were Bill Shorten 17% (-), Anthony Albanese 14% (+4%) and Tanya Plibersek 12% (-2%).