Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Jan 13, 2015

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Green

Vote Other

 

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Oct 2014

Nov 2014

Dec 2104

Tony Abbott

35%

7%

82%

6%

28%

41%

39%

36%

35%

38%

36%

31%

Bill Shorten

37%

73%

3%

71%

27%

22%

33%

40%

36%

32%

34%

36%

Don’t know

28%

20%

15%

23%

45%

37%

28%

24%

30%

30%

29%

33%

35% (up 4% since December) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 37% (up 1%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

37% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 37% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 38% to 33%.

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