Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Apr 14, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Greens Vote Other   Oct 2013 Mar 2014 June 2014 Dec 2104 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015
Tony Abbott 32% 4% 76% 2% 19% 41% 39% 36% 31% 35% 31% 33%
Bill Shorten 35% 69% 5% 62% 23% 22% 33% 40% 36% 37% 39% 37%
Don’t know 33% 26% 19% 36% 57% 37% 28% 24% 33% 28% 30% 30%

32% (down 1% since March) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 35% (down 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

36% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 36% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 34% to 29%.

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