Essential Report

Best Leader of Liberal Party

Jul 26, 2010

Q. Do you think that if Peter Costello had stayed in Parliament, he would make a better leader of the Liberal Party than Tony Abbott?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Yes 45% 46% 50% 64%
No 26% 32% 25% 19%
Don’t know 29% 22% 25% 17%

 45% of respondents think Peter Costello (had he stayed in parliament) would make a better leader of the Liberal Party than Tony Abbott. Preference for Peter Costello was strongest among Liberal/National voters – 50% Costello/25% Abbott. The highest level of support for Tony Abbott came from Labor voters (32%).

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