Essential Report

Perceptions of leaders

Jun 27, 2017

Q. Which party leader would you –

  Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten Don’t know
Ask advice about investing money 51% 11% 38%
Most trust to give your children advice about the future 33% 17% 50%
Most like to have over for dinner 36% 24% 40%
Most like to go on holiday with 24% 19% 57%
Prefer to have negotiate your next pay rise 31% 32% 37%
Most trust to cook a good meal 23% 21% 56%
Most like to go to the footy with 25% 26% 49%
Most like to have babysit your children 22% 21% 57%
Ask their advice about a personal issue 21% 21% 58%
Most trust to look after your pet 18% 23% 59%
Most like to go to the pub for a beer with 24% 32% 44%
Think would be more likely to lend you $100 if you needed it 27% 33% 41%
Ask to help you with home renovations 14% 26% 60%
Think would be more likely to stop and help if your car was stranded 21% 35% 43%

 

Gave answer (excluding “don’t know”) Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten Difference Difference
(May 2016)
Ask advice about investing money 82% 18% +64 +66
Most trust to give your children advice about the future 65% 35% +30 +34
Most like to have over for dinner 60% 40% +20 +26
Most like to go on holiday with 56% 44% +12 +20
Most trust to cook a good meal 53% 47% +6 +12
Most like to have babysit your children 51% 49% +2 +2
Most like to go to the footy with 48% 52% -4 +2
Prefer to have negotiate your next pay rise 49% 51% -2 +14
Ask their advice about a personal issue 50% 50% +2
Think would be more likely to lend you $100 if you needed it 45% 55% -10 -8
Most trust to look after your pet 44% 56% -12 -6
Most like to go to the pub for a beer with 43% 57% -14 -8
Think would be more likely to stop and help if your car was stranded 38% 62% -24 -28
Ask to help you with home renovations 36% 64% -28 -18

Malcolm Turnbull was preferred as a better source of advice investing money, giving advice to children about the future, and having over for dinner.

Bill Shorten was more trusted to help with home renovations, to help if your car was stranded, and to go to the pub for a beer.

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