Preferred Prime Minister

Dec 4, 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 Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Sep 2018 Aug 2018

Turnbull

Scott Morrison 40% 17% 77% 19% 44% 41% 42% 39% 39% 41%
Bill Shorten 29% 56% 7% 45% 18% 29% 27% 27% 29% 27%
Don’t know 31% 27% 15% 37% 39% 29% 31% 34% 32% 31%

40% thought that Scott Morrison would make the better Prime Minister (down 1%pt from last month), and 29% 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 77% of Liberal/National voters saying that Scott Morrison would be a better Prime Minister (down 3%pts from November), and 56% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would (down 3%pts from 59% in November).

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (45%) to Scott Morrison (19%).

43% of men prefer Scott Morrison and 31% prefer Bill Shorten.

36% of women prefer Scott Morrison and 26% prefer Bill Shorten.