Essential Report

Preferred Prime Minster

Mar 13, 2019

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   Jan 2019 Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Sep 2018
Scott Morrison 44% 14% 82% 23% 54%   42% 40% 41% 42% 39% 39%
Bill Shorten 31% 66% 8% 40% 10%   30% 29% 29% 27% 27% 29%
Don’t know 26% 20% 10% 36% 36%   28% 31% 29% 31% 34% 32%

44% thought that Scott Morrison would make the better Prime Minister (up 2%pts from last month), and 31% thought Bill Shorten would be better (up 1%pt). 26% did not know who would make a better Prime Minister.

The results were split by party, with 82% of Liberal/National voters saying that Scott Morrison would be a better Prime Minister (up 5%pts from January), and 66% of Labor voters saying Bill Shorten would (up 3%pts from 63% in January).

Greens voters preferred Bill Shorten (40%) to Scott Morrison (23%).

Both men (47% vs. 29%) and women (41% vs. 32%) would prefer Scott Morrison to Bill Shorten as Prime Minister.

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