Preferred Prime Minister

Jun 5, 2018

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

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other May 2018 Apr 2018 Mar 2018 Dec 2017
Malcolm Turnbull 41% 18% 82% 21% 38% 40% 41% 41% 42%
Bill Shorten 27% 55% 6% 40% 13% 26% 26% 26% 28%
Don’t know 32% 27% 12% 39% 48% 34% 33% 33% 31%

41% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister (up 1% from last month), and 27% thought Bill Shorten would be better (up 1%). 32% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 82% of Liberal/National voters saying that Malcolm Turnbull would be a better Prime Minister, and 55% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (40%) to Malcolm Turnbull (21%).

48% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 27% prefer Bill Shorten.

34% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 26% prefer Bill Shorten.