Preferred Prime Minister

Jul 4, 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   Jun 2018 May 2018 Apr 2018 Mar 2018 Dec 2017 Sep 2017 June 2017 Mar 2017 Dec 2016
Malcolm Turnbull 42%   16% 83% 24% 36%   41% 40% 41% 41% 42% 43% 39% 38% 39%
Bill Shorten 25%   53% 6% 39% 10%   27% 26% 26% 26% 28% 29% 26% 26% 28%
Don’t know 34%   31% 12% 37% 54%   32% 34% 33% 33% 31% 28% 34% 36% 33%


42% thought that Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister (up 1% from last month), and 25% thought Bill Shorten would be better (down 2%). 34% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 83% of Liberal/National voters saying that Malcolm Turnbull would be a better Prime Minister, and 53% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (39%) to Malcolm Turnbull (24%).

46% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 24% prefer Bill Shorten.

37% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 25% prefer Bill Shorten.