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%).