Preferred Prime Minister

Apr 7, 2020

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

  Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Scott Morrison 46% 25% 83% 16% 43%
Anthony Albanese 27% 47% 8% 50% 21%
Don’t know 27% 28% 9% 34% 37%
Base (n) 1,069 333 387 102 122
  • 46% of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (27%). Around a quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • A quarter of Labor voters believe Scott Morrison to make the better PM compared to Albanese (25%), up from 13% in March).

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Mar 10, 2020

Q Do you approve or disapprove of the job Anthony Albanese is doing as Opposition Leader?

Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 41% 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
NET: Disapprove 33% 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 26% 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091
Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 8% 16% 4% 7% 7%
Approve 33% 48% 30% 33% 19%
Disapprove 22% 14% 30% 29% 25%
Strongly disapprove 10% 2% 19% 5% 16%
Don’t know 26% 20% 17% 26% 33%
NET: Approve 41% 64% 34% 40% 26%
NET: Disapprove 33% 16% 49% 33% 41%
Base (n) 1,096 347 359 92 171
  • The Opposition Leader’s approval rating is also at 41%, on par with the results from Jan’20 (43%).
  • A third of participants (33%) disapprove of Albanese’s performance which is up from Dec’19 (28%).
  • Albanese’s approval among Labor voters remains relatively low at 64%, compared to Morrison’s approval among Coalition voters (77%).

Preferred Prime Minister

Mar 10, 2020

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

Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099
    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Scott Morrison 40% 13% 78% 15% 38%
Anthony Albanese 35% 66% 11% 58% 23%
Don’t know 25% 21% 12% 27% 39%
Base (n) 1,096 347 359 92 171
  • 40% of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (35%).
  • Three-quarters (78%) of Coalition voters prefer Morrison whereas 66% of Labor voters prefer Albanese.
  • A quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Feb 11, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Anthony Albanese is doing as Opposition Leader?

Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 41% 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
NET: Disapprove 31% 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 28% 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 6% 12% 4% 3% 2%
Approve 35% 51% 34% 27% 17%
Disapprove 22% 12% 30% 27% 28%
Strongly disapprove 9% 2% 15% 6% 20%
Don’t know 28% 24% 18% 37% 32%
NET: Approve 41% 62% 37% 30% 20%
NET: Disapprove 31% 14% 45% 33% 49%
Base (n) 1,056 354 320 113 155
  • Approval for Albanese has remained steady at 41% (43% last month). Those who don’t know about Albanese’s performance remains relatively high, at 28%.
  • His approval within his voter base (62% among Labor voters) is still not as strong as Scott Morrison (78% among Coalition voters).

Preferred Prime Minister

Feb 11, 2020

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

Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Scott Morrison 36% 14% 77% 5% 31%
Anthony Albanese 36% 64% 12% 58% 24%
Don’t know 28% 23% 11% 37% 45%
Base (n) 1,056 354 320 113 155
  • Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese are considered equally capable of being Prime Minister (both 36%).
  • 28% are unsure who would make the better PM.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Jan 14, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Anthony Albanese is doing as Opposition Leader?

Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 43% 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39%
NET: Disapprove 30% 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24%
Don’t know 27% 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37%
Base (n) 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 8% 16% 4% 8% 2%
Approve 35% 48% 31% 34% 25%
Disapprove 21% 11% 29% 16% 27%
Strongly disapprove 10% 2% 17% 4% 15%
Don’t know 27% 22% 19% 39% 30%
NET: Approve 43% 64% 35% 41% 27%
NET: Disapprove 30% 13% 46% 20% 43%
Base (n) 1,081 349 372 106 148
  • Approval for Albanese has remained steady heading into 2020, moving from 39% to 43% between December and January.
  • His approval from within his voter base (64% among Labor voters) is not as strong as Scott Morrison (79% among Coalition voters).
  • Those who don’t know about Albanese’s performance is now 27%, the lowest since he became the Labor leader.

Preferred Prime Minister

Jan 14, 2020

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

  Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099
  • For the first time since becoming leader of the Labor party, more people consider Anthony Albanese more capable of being PM than Scott Morrison. 39% think Albanese would be the better PM, compared to 36% for Morrison.
  • A 6pt drop from November for Morrison has coincided with an 11pt increase for Albanese.
  • A quarter (25%) don’t know who would make the better PM between the two.

Performance of Anthony Albanese

Dec 10, 2019

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Anthony Albanese is doing as Opposition Leader?

Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
NET: Approve 39% 37% 40% 36% 38% 39% 35%
NET: Disapprove 28% 34% 29% 31% 29% 24% 25%
Don’t know 33% 29% 31% 33% 33% 37% 39%
Base (n) 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091 1,099

 

Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 8% 14% 7% 8% 3%
Approve 31% 44% 31% 29% 14%
Disapprove 18% 10% 25% 20% 28%
Strongly disapprove 10% 4% 15% 7% 20%
Don’t know 33% 28% 22% 35% 35%
NET: Approve 39% 58% 38% 37% 17%
NET: Disapprove 28% 14% 40% 28% 48%
Base (n) 1,035 339 356 106 116
  • Anthony Albanese has 39% approval as Opposition Leader, but one third (33%) still don’t know how to rate his performance.
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