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Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten?
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- 42% thought that Scott Morrison would make the better Prime Minister (up 2%pts from last week), and 31% thought Bill Shorten would be better (no change). 27% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.
- Greens voters have become more open to the idea of Bill Shorten as Prime Minister this week. 48% of Greens voters said Bill Shorten would make a better PM, up 10%pts from 38% last week. Preference for Scott Morrison has fallen 12%pts from 25% last week to 13% this week.
- The results were split by party allegiance, with 80% of Liberal/National voters saying that Scott Morrison would be a better Prime Minister (up 2% pts from last week), and 63% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would (up 1%pt).
- Both men (44% to 35%) and women (40% to 27%) would prefer Scott Morrison to Bill Shorten as Prime Minister.
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