Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Mar 8, 2016

Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016
Malcolm Turnbull 48%   19% 86% 29% 47%   53% 48% 55% 54% 51% 52%
Bill Shorten 19%   45% 3% 25% 10%   17% 19% 14% 15% 18% 15%
Don’t know 33%   36% 11% 46% 43%   30% 33% 31% 31% 31% 33%

48% (down 4%) of respondents think Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister and 19% (up 4%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

52% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 21% prefer Bill Shorten.

44% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 17% prefer Bill Shorten.

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