Best leader of the Labor Party

Mar 15, 2016

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2015 Dec 2015
Bill Shorten 15%   27% 10% 7% 6%   16% 13%
Anthony Albanese 14%   17% 16% 9% 22%   12% 14%
Tanya Plibersek 14%   15% 12% 33% 14%   13% 14%
Chris Bowen 7%   6% 10% 3% 4%   5% 3%
Someone else 18%   11% 22% 20% 33%   18% 17%
Don’t know 32%   25% 30% 28% 21%   36% 38%

15% (up 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the best leader of the Labor Party, 14% (no change) prefer Tanya Plibersek and 14% (no change) Anthony Albanese. 18% prefer someone else and 32% don’t know.

Among Labor voters, 27% (no change) prefer Bill Shorten, 17% (-2%) Anthony Albanese and 15% (-3%) Tanya Plibersek.

Preferences of men were Bill Shorten 18%, Anthony Albanese 17% and Tanya Plibersek 10%.

Preferences of women were Tanya Plibersek 18%, Bill Shorten 12% and Anthony Albanese 11%.

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