Essential Report

Statements about leadership change

Aug 27, 2018

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Total agree Total disagree   Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
Scott Morrison should call an early election 52% 30%   28% 24% 20% 10% 18%
Scott Morrison should be given the chance to show he can do a better job of governing Australia 56% 29%   19% 37% 17% 12% 15%
The leadership change makes no difference to the Liberal Party’s ability to govern Australia 48% 35%   19% 29% 23% 12% 16%
The Liberal Party is divided and no longer fit to govern Australia 57% 27%   31% 26% 20% 7% 16%

 

There was majority (56%) agreement that Scott Morrison should be given a chance to show he can govern Australia.

However, more than half agreed that he should call an early election – and that the Liberal Party is no longer fit to govern. 70% of Labor voters and 73% of Greens voters agreed he should call and early election – and 33% of LNP voters agreed compared to 56% disagree.

 

48% agreed that the leadership change makes no difference to the Liberal Party’s ability to govern and 35% disagreed.

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