Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Aug 15, 2011

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

5 Jul 2010 17 Jan 2011 14 Feb 14 Mar 11 Apr 9 May 14 June 11 July 15 Aug Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Julia Gillard 53% 47% 48% 44% 42% 43% 41% 37% 38% 82% 7% 73%
Tony Abbott 26% 32% 31% 33% 33% 35% 36% 39% 36% 1% 73% 7%
Don’t know 21% 21% 20% 23% 24% 22% 24% 24% 26% 17% 20% 20%

38% believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 36% prefer Tony Abbott – a net improvement for Julia Gillard of 4% on last month’s figures (from -2% to +2%).

Men prefer Tony Abbott 41%/35% and women favour Julia Gillard 40%/32%.

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