Preferred Leader of the Labor Party

Aug 3, 2011

Q. If you were able to choose any politician to be leader of the Labor Party, which of the following would you prefer? (This question was commissioned by Network Ten).

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Men Women Age

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+
Kevin Rudd 37% 43% 36% 35% 40% 33% 40% 39% 30%
Julia Gillard 12% 31% 2% 24% 10% 13% 12% 12% 12%
Malcolm Turnbull 11% 6% 17% 7% 12% 10% 10% 9% 15%
Stephen Smith 7% 6% 9% 2% 7% 6% 3% 6% 12%
Bob Brown 3% 2% 2% 11% 3% 3% 2% 3% 4%
Greg Combet 2% 2% 1% 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 3%
Bill Shorten 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2%
Don’t know 28% 9% 32% 18% 22% 33% 31% 28% 22%

37% of respondents prefer Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party, 12% prefer Julia Gillard and 11% Malcolm Turnbull.

Among Labor voters, 43% prefer Kevin Rudd and 31% Julia Gillard.

Kevin Rudd is more preferred by younger respondents while those aged 55+ were more likely than the average to prefer Malcolm Turnbull (15%) and Stephen Smith (12%).

  • http://www.facebook.com/holtowl Trevor Hobart

    Thats because he does not think he is God like that women nobody can stand and Im a Lib voter

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WLM5ZJTZLIWFXDBFTGSEJGWIFY Reg

    As I have always said its those ALP supporters who want Turnball they see him as one of theirs. Goodbye Juliar. Big surprise the rising stars Combet and Shorten.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Wilkins/700977416 Larry Wilkins

    Anybody but Gillard……..oh!! or Abbott,gawd what a choice for the poor voter

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Wilkins/700977416 Larry Wilkins

    Anyone but Gillard,,, or Abbott,,geez what a choice……on the whole we get an ass,,,,or something similar

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Wilcox/575193794 Glenn Wilcox

    37% of respondents prefer Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party, 12% prefer Julia Gillard and 11% Malcolm Turnbull. umm… people… he is a Lib! personally I think Rudd is the lesser of all the evils, I want to see a new political system, instead of one the rest of the world ditched over 100 years ago because it didn’t work, I’d like to see one where you vote people into a position, and they must have a relevant tertiary qualification for that position, so only solicitors and ex-police could run for minister of justice…. you don’t see  high court judges getting appointed out of the centrelink cue do you? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Wilcox/575193794 Glenn Wilcox

    37% of respondents prefer Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party, 12% prefer Julia Gillard and 11% Malcolm Turnbull. umm… people… he is a Lib! personally I think Rudd is the lesser of all the evils, I want to see a new political system, instead of one the rest of the world ditched over 100 years ago because it didn’t work, I’d like to see one where you vote people into a position, and they must have a relevant tertiary qualification for that position, so only solicitors and ex-police could run for minister of justice…. you don’t see  high court judges getting appointed out of the centrelink cue do you? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Wilcox/575193794 Glenn Wilcox

    37% of respondents prefer Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party, 12% prefer Julia Gillard and 11% Malcolm Turnbull. umm… people… he is a Lib! personally I think Rudd is the lesser of all the evils, I want to see a new political system, instead of one the rest of the world ditched over 100 years ago because it didn’t work, I’d like to see one where you vote people into a position, and they must have a relevant tertiary qualification for that position, so only solicitors and ex-police could run for minister of justice…. you don’t see  high court judges getting appointed out of the centrelink cue do you? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Wilcox/575193794 Glenn Wilcox

    37% of respondents prefer Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party, 12% prefer Julia Gillard and 11% Malcolm Turnbull. umm… people… he is a Lib! personally I think Rudd is the lesser of all the evils, I want to see a new political system, instead of one the rest of the world ditched over 100 years ago because it didn’t work, I’d like to see one where you vote people into a position, and they must have a relevant tertiary qualification for that position, so only solicitors and ex-police could run for minister of justice…. you don’t see  high court judges getting appointed out of the centrelink cue do you? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Wilcox/575193794 Glenn Wilcox

    37% of respondents prefer Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party, 12% prefer Julia Gillard and 11% Malcolm Turnbull. umm… people… he is a Lib! personally I think Rudd is the lesser of all the evils, I want to see a new political system, instead of one the rest of the world ditched over 100 years ago because it didn’t work, I’d like to see one where you vote people into a position, and they must have a relevant tertiary qualification for that position, so only solicitors and ex-police could run for minister of justice…. you don’t see  high court judges getting appointed out of the centrelink cue do you? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Wilcox/575193794 Glenn Wilcox

    37% of respondents prefer Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party, 12% prefer Julia Gillard and 11% Malcolm Turnbull. umm… people… he is a Lib! personally I think Rudd is the lesser of all the evils, I want to see a new political system, instead of one the rest of the world ditched over 100 years ago because it didn’t work, I’d like to see one where you vote people into a position, and they must have a relevant tertiary qualification for that position, so only solicitors and ex-police could run for minister of justice…. you don’t see  high court judges getting appointed out of the centrelink cue do you? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Wilcox/575193794 Glenn Wilcox

    37% of respondents prefer Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party, 12% prefer Julia Gillard and 11% Malcolm Turnbull. umm… people… he is a Lib! personally I think Rudd is the lesser of all the evils, I want to see a new political system, instead of one the rest of the world ditched over 100 years ago because it didn’t work, I’d like to see one where you vote people into a position, and they must have a relevant tertiary qualification for that position, so only solicitors and ex-police could run for minister of justice…. you don’t see  high court judges getting appointed out of the centrelink cue do you?