Essential Report

Best leader of the Liberal Party excluding Malcolm Turnbull

Apr 10, 2018

Q. Excluding Malcolm Turnbull, 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
Tony Abbott 16%   12% 26% 1% 21%
Julie Bishop 26%   28% 30% 31% 24%
Christopher Pyne 4%   4% 7% 4% 3%
Scott Morrison 5%   5% 6% 3% 4%
Peter Dutton 5%   3% 8% 3% 9%
Someone else 14%   18% 6% 27% 18%
Don’t know 30%   30% 17% 29% 21%

 

Excluding Malcolm Turnbull, 26% think Julie Bishop would make the best leader of the Liberal Party and 16% prefer Tony Abbott.

 

Among Liberal/National voters, 30% prefer Julie Bishop, 26% prefer Tony Abbott and 8% Peter Dutton.

Preferences of men were Julie Bishop 26% and Tony Abbott 19%.

Preferences of women were Julie Bishop 26% and Tony Abbott 14%.

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