Best leader of the Liberal Party

Aug 1, 2018

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Jun 2014 Aug 2015 Mar 2016 Nov 2016 Mar 2017 Aug 2017 Dec 2017 Apr 2018
Malcolm Turnbull 28% 22% 51% 13% 9% 31% 24% 39% 21% 20% 25% 21% 24%
Tony Abbott 10% 9% 11% 5% 18% 18% 18% 9% 11% 10% 10% 10% 11%
Julie Bishop 16% 16% 14% 29% 17% 4% 17% 12% 20% 17% 20% 19% 17%
Christopher Pyne 2% 2% 1% 4% 3% <1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2%
Scott Morrison 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 3% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Peter Dutton 5% 2% 7% 10% 2% 3% 4% 3%
Someone else 14% 22% 3% 27% 24% 19% 13% 15% 18% 18% 13% 15% 14%
Don’t know 24% 24% 11% 23% 16% 21% 22% 21% 25% 28% 25% 27% 27%

 

28% (up 4% since April) think Malcolm Turnbull would make the best leader of the Liberal Party, 16% prefer Julie Bishop (down 1%) and 10% prefer Tony Abbott (down 1%). 14% (no change) prefer someone else.

Among Liberal/National voters, 51% (up 6%) prefer Malcolm Turnbull, 14% (up 1%) Julie Bishop and 11% (down 6%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Preferences of men were Malcolm Turnbull 30% (+2%), Julie Bishop 13% (-3%) and Tony Abbott 13% (-).

Preferences of women were Malcolm Turnbull 26% (+5%), Julie Bishop 18% (+1%) and Tony Abbott 6% (-3%).