Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Oct 11, 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 Mar 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016
Malcolm Turnbull 41%   15% 79% 27% 41%   53% 54% 48% 40% 41%
Bill Shorten 28%   59% 7% 35% 15%   17% 15% 19% 30% 26%
Don’t know 31%   26% 14% 38% 44%   30% 31% 33% 31% 33%

41% (no change in last 4 weeks) of respondents think Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister and 28% (up 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

46% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 32% prefer Bill Shorten.

36% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 25% prefer Bill Shorten.

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