Better Prime Minister

Dec 9, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Oct 2014

Nov 2014

Tony Abbott

31%

4%

74%

3%

22%

41%

39%

36%

35%

38%

36%

Bill Shorten

36%

73%

6%

62%

24%

22%

33%

40%

36%

32%

34%

Don’t know

33%

23%

20%

34%

54%

37%

28%

24%

30%

30%

29%

31% (down 5% since November) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 36% (up 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

35% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 35% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 37% to 27%.

Better Prime Minister

May 13, 2014

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

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

22 Oct 2013

12 Nov

14 Jan 2014

11 Feb

8 April

Tony Abbott

36%

4%

81%

4%

23%

41%

42%

42%

40%

42%

Bill Shorten

37%

74%

3%

60%

35%

22%

27%

31%

30%

32%

Don’t know

28%

22%

16%

36%

42%

37%

31%

27%

31%

26%

37% of Australians believe Bill Shorten would make a better Prime Minister than Tony Abbott. This is just 1% more than selected Tony Abbott (36%).

28% don’t know who would make a better Prime Minister.

Since this question was last asked in April 2014, Tony Abbott has dropped -6% as preferred Prime Minister (down from 42%) and Bill Shorten has gained +5% (up from 32%).

Males (38%) were slightly more likely than females (34%) to select Tony Abbott. There was no difference between the genders in their preference from Bill Shorten, with 37% of males and 36% of females selecting him. Females (30%) were more likely than males (25%) to select ‘don’t know’.

Those aged 55+ (51%) were more likely than those aged under 30 (26%) or 30-55 (32%) to select Tony Abbott.

Those aged 30-55 (42%) were more likely than those aged under 30 (31%) or 55+ 30%) to select Bill Shorten. A very large number of those aged under 30 selected don’t know (44%).

Those in NSW (42%) were far more likely than those in QLD (28%) or VIC (34%) to select Tony Abbott.

Those in QLD (44%) were more likely to select Bill Shorten (just 34% of those in NSW and 35% of those in VIC selected Bill Shorten).

Better Prime Minister

Apr 8, 2014

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

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

22 Oct 2013

12 Nov

14 Jan 2014

11 Feb

11 Mar

Tony Abbott

42%

9%

88%

14%

29%

41%

42%

42%

40%

39%

Bill Shorten

32%

67%

3%

54%

23%

22%

27%

31%

30%

33%

Don’t know

26%

25%

8%

31%

49%

37%

31%

27%

31%

28%

42%  (up 3%) think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 32% (down 1%) favour Bill Shorten. 26% could not make a choice.

Tony Abbott is favoured 47%/29% among men and 37%/34% among women.

Better Prime Minister

Mar 11, 2014

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

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

22 Oct 2013

12 Nov

10 Dec

14 Jan 2014

11 Feb

Tony Abbott

39%

6%

83%

12%

28%

41%

42%

43%

42%

40%

Bill Shorten

33%

67%

2%

58%

30%

22%

27%

33%

31%

30%

Don’t know

28%

27%

15%

29%

42%

37%

31%

24%

27%

31%

39%  (down 1%) think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 33% (up 3%) favour Bill Shorten. 28% could not make a choice.

Tony Abbott is favoured 41%/35% among men and 36%/31% among women.

Better Prime Minister

Feb 11, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

22 Oct 2013

12 Nov

10 Dec

14 Jan 2014

Tony Abbott

40%

9%

83%

14%

17%

41%

42%

43%

42%

Bill Shorten

30%

64%

1%

50%

22%

22%

27%

33%

31%

Don’t know

31%

26%

16%

36%

60%

37%

31%

24%

27%

40%  (down 2%) think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 30% (down 1%) favour Bill Shorten. 31% (up 4%) could not make a choice.

Tony Abbott is favoured 43%/29% among men and 36%/30% among women.

Better Prime Minister

Jan 14, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

22 Oct

12 Nov

10 Dec

Tony Abbott

42%

11%

84%

7%

28%

41%

42%

43%

Bill Shorten

31%

62%

3%

56%

25%

22%

27%

33%

Don’t know

27%

27%

12%

37%

48%

37%

31%

24%

42%  (down 1%) think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 31% (down 2%) favour Bill Shorten. 27% (up 3%) could not make a choice.

Tony Abbott is favoured 49%/30% among men and 36%/31% among women.

Better Prime Minister

Dec 10, 2013

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

22 Oct

12 Nov

Tony Abbott

43%

7%

86%

4%

42%

41%

42%

Bill Shorten

33%

68%

4%

62%

20%

22%

27%

Don’t know

24%

24%

10%

34%

38%

37%

31%

43%  (up 1%) think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 33% (up 6%) favour Bill Shorten. 24% (down 7%) could not make a choice.

Tony Abbott is favoured 48%/31% among men and 38%/35% among women.

Better Prime Minister

Oct 22, 2013

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Tony Abbott

41%

10%

83%

8%

Bill Shorten

22%

48%

3%

36%

Don’t know

37%

42%

15%

55%

41% think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 22% favour Bill Shorten. 37% could not make a choice.

Tony Abbott is favoured 48%/21% among men and 35%/23% among women.

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