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%.