Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Jul 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 GRN Vote Other   Oct 13 Mar 14 June 14 Sep 14 Dec 14 Mar 15 Apr 15 May 15 Jun 15
Tony Abbott 37% 9% 83% 1% 33% 41% 39% 36% 35% 31% 33% 32% 35% 38%
Bill Shorten 30% 61% 3% 54% 23% 22% 33% 40% 36% 36% 37% 35% 32% 33%
Don’t know 33% 30% 14% 45% 44% 37% 28% 24% 30% 33% 30% 33% 33% 29%

37% (down 1% since June) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 30% (down 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister. This is Tony Abbott’s best result since April last year.

38% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 31% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Tony Abbott 36% to 29%.

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