Essential Report

Best leader of the Labor Party

Dec 8, 2015

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

Total

Men

Women

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Aug 2015

Bill Shorten

13%

11%

15%

27%

7%

14%

4%

16%

Anthony Albanese

14%

18%

11%

19%

16%

12%

10%

12%

Tanya Plibersek

14%

14%

14%

18%

9%

30%

17%

13%

Chris Bowen

3%

4%

1%

3%

4%

1%

2%

5%

Someone else

17%

21%

14%

9%

22%

16%

30%

18%

Don’t know

38%

31%

45%

24%

42%

25%

36%

36%

13% (down 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the best leader of the Labor Party, 14% (up 1%) prefer Tanya Plibersek and 14% (up 2%) Anthony Albanese. 17% prefer someone else and 38% don’t know.

Among Labor voters, 27% (-7%) prefer Bill Shorten, 19% (+6%) Anthony Albanese and 18% (+3%) Tanya Plibersek.

Preferences of men were Anthony Albanese 18%, Tanya Plibersek 14% and Bill Shorten 11%. Preferences of women were Bill Shorten 15%, Tanya Plibersek 14% and Anthony Albanese 11%.

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