Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten?
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- Support for Scott Morrison has dipped this week, 39% believe him to be the better PM (down 3%pts from 41% last week). This is as low a score from the Liberal leader since assumed the position in September 2018.
- Bill Shorten is seen as less preferable than Scott Morrison, with 32% thinking he would make the better PM. However this is his highest score during the tenure of Scott Morrison as PM (up 5%pts from 27% in September 2018) and a 1%pt increase from 31% last week.
- The results were split by party allegiance, with 80% of Liberal/National voters saying that Scott Morrison would be a better Prime Minister (no change from last week), and 69% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would (up 6%pts from 63%).
- Younger voters (those aged 18-34) think Bill Shorten would be the better PM (37%) compared to Scott Morrison (29%). Whereas voters aged over 55 would prefer Scott Morrison (49%) over Bill Shorten (29%).
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- Performance of Scott Morrison
- Performance of Anthony Albanese
- Preferred Prime Minister
- Views towards re-electing the federal Coalition government
- Party trust to handle issues
- Importance of Australia’s international reputation
- Scott Morrison’s impact on Australia’s international reputation
- Views towards Australia’s international reputation
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