Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

May 31, 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 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 17 May 2016
Malcolm Turnbull 40% 13% 80% 13% 31% 53% 54% 51% 52% 48% 44% 43%
Bill Shorten 27% 59% 6% 45% 27% 17% 15% 18% 15% 19% 22% 28%
Don’t know 33% 28% 14% 43% 42% 30% 31% 31% 33% 33% 34% 29%

40% (down 3%) of respondents think Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister and 27% (down 1%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

47% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 28% prefer Bill Shorten.

33% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 27% prefer Bill Shorten.

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