Essential Report

Best leader of the Liberal Party

Aug 27, 2018

Q. Which of the following do you think would make the best leader of the Liberal Party?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Jun 2014 Aug 2015 Mar 2016 Aug 2017 Dec 2017 Apr 2018 Jul 2018
Julie Bishop 23% 24% 25% 28% 20% 4% 17% 12% 20% 19% 17% 16%
Malcolm Turnbull 15% 20% 18% 15% 5% 31% 24% 39% 25% 21% 24% 28%
Scott Morrison 10% 5% 22% 1% 7% 1% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Tony Abbott 9% 6% 12% 2% 17% 18% 18% 9% 10% 10% 11% 10%
Peter Dutton 4% 3% 3% 4% 8% 3% 4% 3% 5%
Christopher Pyne 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% <1% 1% 1% 3% 2% 2% 2%
Someone else 13% 17% 4% 21% 22% 19% 13% 15% 13% 15% 14% 14%
Don’t know 25% 22% 14% 26% 20% 21% 22% 21% 25% 27% 27% 24%

 

23% (up 7% since July) think Julie Bishop would make the best leader of the Liberal Party, 15% prefer Malcolm Turnbull (down 13%), 10% Scott Morrison (up 8%) and 9% prefer Tony Abbott (down 1%). 13% (down 1%) prefer someone else.

 

Among Liberal/National voters, 25% prefer Julie Bishop (up 11%), 22% Scott Morrison (up 20%), 18% Malcolm Turnbull (down 33%) and 12% Tony Abbott (up 1%).

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