Essential Report

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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