Preferred Prime Minister

Jan 15, 2019

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   Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Sep 2018
Scott Morrison 42%   16% 77% 25% 48%   40% 41% 42% 39% 39%
Bill Shorten 30%   63% 11% 39% 10%   29% 29% 27% 27% 29%
Don’t know 28%   21% 12% 37% 42%   31% 29% 31% 34% 32%

42% thought that Scott Morrison would make the better Prime Minister (up 2%pts from last month), and 30% thought Bill Shorten would be better (up 1%pt). 28% 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 (no change from last month), and 63% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would (up 7%pts from 56% in December).

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (39%) to Scott Morrison (25%).

Both men (45% vs. 32%) and women (39% vs. 28%) would prefer Scott Morrison to Bill Shorten as Prime Minister.