Preferred Prime Minster

Mar 13, 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   Jan 2019 Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Sep 2018
Scott Morrison 44% 14% 82% 23% 54%   42% 40% 41% 42% 39% 39%
Bill Shorten 31% 66% 8% 40% 10%   30% 29% 29% 27% 27% 29%
Don’t know 26% 20% 10% 36% 36%   28% 31% 29% 31% 34% 32%

44% thought that Scott Morrison would make the better Prime Minister (up 2%pts from last month), and 31% thought Bill Shorten would be better (up 1%pt). 26% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 82% of Liberal/National voters saying that Scott Morrison would be a better Prime Minister (up 5%pts from January), and 66% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would (up 3%pts from 63% in January).

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (40%) to Scott Morrison (23%).

Both men (47% vs. 29%) and women (41% vs. 32%) would prefer Scott Morrison to Bill Shorten as Prime Minister.