Better Prime Minister

Sep 10, 2012

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

 

19 July 2010

14 Jun 2011

12 Dec 2011

16 Jan 2012

16 Apr 2012

16 Jul 2012

Last month 13 Aug 2012

This week  10 Sept 2012

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

50%

41%

39%

39%

38%

37%

36%

40%

87%

4%

80%

Tony Abbott

27%

36%

35%

36%

36%

38%

38%

37%

3%

76%

5%

Don’t know

23%

24%

26%

25%

25%

26%

26%

24%

10%

20%

15%

Forty percent (40%) of respondents believe that Julia Gillard would make a better Prime Minister than Tony Abbott, up 4% from the last time the question was polled in August 2012.   Gillard has resumed the lead on Abbott as preferred Prime Minister, having dropped behind him after April 2012.

There was little change in favour of Abbott, with belief that Abbott would make a better Prime Minister changing just 1% from last month, down to 37%.

This week’s figures are fairly consistent with the results from the beginning of the year (39% in favour of Gillard, 36% in favour of Abbott).

Over the two years since July 2010, belief that Gillard would make a better Prime Minister has dropped 10 points from 50% to 40%, whilst belief that Abbott would make a better Prime Minister has equally increased 10 points from 27% to 37%.

Female respondents were more likely to regard Gillard as the better Prime Minister (44% Gillard / 30% Abbott) whereas male respondents were more likely to regard Abbott as the better Prime Minister (36% Gillard / 44% Abbott).

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