Essential Report

Preferred Prime Minister

Mar 16, 2021

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

  Mar’21 Feb’21 Jan’21 Dec’20 Nov’20 Oct’20 Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20
Scott Morrison 52% 52% 51% 50% 53% 50% 49% 52% 50% 53% 50% 46%
Anthony Albanese 26% 24% 25% 24% 24% 25% 26% 22% 27% 23% 25% 27%
Don’t know 22% 24% 25% 26% 24% 25% 25% 26% 23% 24% 25% 27%
Base (n) 1,124 1,109 1,084 1,071 1,010 1,082 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 52% 31% 86% 25% 46%
Anthony Albanese 26% 49% 8% 41% 26%
Don’t know 22% 20% 6% 33% 28%
Base (n) 1,124 375 410 98 142
  • Just over half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (52%), while around a quarter would prefer the Opposition Leader (26%). 22% of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 86% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese (8%).
  • Just under half (49%) of Labor voters now believe Albanese would make the better PM, a notable increase since last month (42%). A third (31%) still think Morrison would make the better leader and 20% don’t know.

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