Essential Report

Preferred Prime Minister

Oct 9, 2018

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Sep 2018 Sep 2018 Aug 2018

Turnbull

Scott Morrison 42%   16% 79% 19% 51%   39% 39% 41%
Bill Shorten 27%   57% 6% 39% 14%   27% 29% 27%
Don’t know 31%   27% 15% 41% 35%   34% 32% 31%


42% thought that Scott Morrison would make the better Prime Minister (up 3% from last month), and 27% thought Bill Shorten would be better (no change). 31% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 79% of Liberal/National voters saying that Scott Morrison would be a better Prime Minister, and 57% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would.

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (39%) to Scott Morrison (19%).

46% of men prefer Scott Morrison and 31% prefer Bill Shorten.

39% of women prefer Scott Morrison and 22% prefer Bill Shorten.

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