Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Aug 11, 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 2013 June 2014 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015
Tony Abbott 36% 9% 83% 3% 24% 41% 36% 33% 32% 35% 38% 37%
Bill Shorten 32% 68% 4% 58% 15% 22% 40% 37% 35% 32% 33% 30%
Don’t know 31% 23% 14% 40% 61% 37% 24% 30% 33% 33% 29% 33%

36% (down 1% since July) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 32% (up 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

37% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 33% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Tony Abbott 36% to 32%.

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