Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

May 17, 2016

Q. 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 Mar 2016 Apr 2016
Malcolm Turnbull 43% 18% 82% 22% 37% 53% 48% 55% 54% 51% 52% 48% 44%
Bill Shorten 28% 57% 7% 39% 17% 17% 19% 14% 15% 18% 15% 19% 22%
Don’t know 29% 25% 12% 40% 46% 30% 33% 31% 31% 31% 33% 33% 34%

43% (down 1%) of respondents think Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister and 28% (up 6%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

46% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 28% prefer Bill Shorten.

40% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 27% prefer Bill Shorten.

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