Preferred Prime Minister

Oct 9, 2018

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Sep 2018 Sep 2018 Aug 2018

Turnbull

Scott Morrison 42%   16% 79% 19% 51%   39% 39% 41%
Bill Shorten 27%   57% 6% 39% 14%   27% 29% 27%
Don’t know 31%   27% 15% 41% 35%   34% 32% 31%


42% thought that Scott Morrison would make the better Prime Minister (up 3% from last month), and 27% thought Bill Shorten would be better (no change). 31% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 79% of Liberal/National voters saying that Scott Morrison would be a better Prime Minister, and 57% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (39%) to Scott Morrison (19%).

46% of men prefer Scott Morrison and 31% prefer Bill Shorten.

39% of women prefer Scott Morrison and 22% prefer Bill Shorten.