Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Jan 17, 2017

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 Jun 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016
Malcolm Turnbull 39%   13% 81% 12% 25%   53% 54% 48% 40% 41% 41% 40% 39%
Bill Shorten 28%   59% 4% 48% 16%   17% 15% 19% 29% 26% 28% 28% 28%
Don’t know 33%   28% 15% 40% 59%   30% 31% 33% 32% 33% 31% 32% 33%

 

 

39% (no change in last 5 weeks) of respondents think Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister and 28% (no change) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

44% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 29% prefer Bill Shorten.

35% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 26% prefer Bill Shorten.

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