Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Mar 14, 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 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017
Malcolm Turnbull 38%   16% 84% 12% 32%   53% 54% 48% 40% 41% 39% 39% 39%
Bill Shorten 26%   54% 6% 41% 15%   17% 15% 19% 29% 26% 28% 28% 25%
Don’t know 36%   30% 10% 47% 53%   30% 31% 33% 32% 33% 33% 33% 36%

38% (down 1% in last 4weeks) of respondents think Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister and 26% (up 1%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

41% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 31% prefer Bill Shorten.

34% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 22% prefer Bill Shorten.

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