Essential Report

Preferred Prime Minister

Dec 4, 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 Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Sep 2018 Aug 2018

Turnbull

Scott Morrison 40% 17% 77% 19% 44% 41% 42% 39% 39% 41%
Bill Shorten 29% 56% 7% 45% 18% 29% 27% 27% 29% 27%
Don’t know 31% 27% 15% 37% 39% 29% 31% 34% 32% 31%

40% thought that Scott Morrison would make the better Prime Minister (down 1%pt from last month), and 29% 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 77% of Liberal/National voters saying that Scott Morrison would be a better Prime Minister (down 3%pts from November), and 56% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would (down 3%pts from 59% in November).

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (45%) to Scott Morrison (19%).

43% of men prefer Scott Morrison and 31% prefer Bill Shorten.

36% of women prefer Scott Morrison and 26% prefer Bill Shorten.

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