Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Dec 10, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

22 Oct

12 Nov

Tony Abbott

43%

7%

86%

4%

42%

41%

42%

Bill Shorten

33%

68%

4%

62%

20%

22%

27%

Don’t know

24%

24%

10%

34%

38%

37%

31%

43%  (up 1%) think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 33% (up 6%) favour Bill Shorten. 24% (down 7%) could not make a choice.

Tony Abbott is favoured 48%/31% among men and 38%/35% among women.

Better Prime Minister

Oct 22, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Tony Abbott

41%

10%

83%

8%

Bill Shorten

22%

48%

3%

36%

Don’t know

37%

42%

15%

55%

41% think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 22% favour Bill Shorten. 37% could not make a choice.

Tony Abbott is favoured 48%/21% among men and 35%/23% among women.

Better Prime Minister

Sep 24, 2013

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

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Tony Abbott

37%

7%

74%

11%

Anthony Albanese

31%

58%

5%

51%

Don’t know

33%

35%

21%

38%

Tony Abbott

37%

7%

75%

2%

Bill Shorten

32%

58%

6%

55%

Don’t know

32%

35%

19%

43%

Tony Abbott is preferred to Anthony Albanese as Prime Minister by 37% to 31% and to Bill Shorten by 37% to 32%.

Among Labor voters both Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese are preferred 58% to 7%.

In comparison, immediately after the 2010 election Julia Gillard was preferred over Tony Abbott by 47% to 35%.

Better Prime Minister

Aug 26, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott?

 

Gillard/ Abbott

11 Jun 13

 

Rudd/ Abbott

15 Jul 13

 

Rudd/ Abbott

13 Aug 13

Total

 

Rudd/ Abbott

26 Aug 13

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard/Kevin Rudd

39%

50%

47%

43%

89%

4%

63%

Tony Abbott

40%

35%

35%

34%

1%

77%

6%

Don’t know

21%

15%

18%

23%

10%

19%

31%

43% (down 4%) believe Kevin Rudd would make the better Prime Minister and 34% (down 1%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Kevin Rudd 41%/38% and women prefer Kevin Rudd 45%/30%.

Better Prime Minister

Aug 13, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott?

 

Gillard/ Abbott

11 Jun 13

 

Rudd/ Abbott

15 Jul 13

 

 

Rudd/ Abbott

13 Aug 13

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard/Kevin Rudd

39%

50%

47%

92%

7%

68%

Tony Abbott

40%

35%

35%

3%

76%

7%

Don’t know

21%

15%

18%

5%

17%

25%

47% (down 3%) believe Kevin Rudd would make the better Prime Minister and 35% (no change) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Kevin Rudd 47%/39% and women prefer Kevin Rudd 47%/30%.

Better Prime Minister

Jun 11, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

 

5
Jul
10

14 June
11

12 Dec

12 Jun 12

10 Dec

14 Jan 13

11 Feb

11 Mar

15 Apr

13 May

Total
11 Jun

Vote Labor

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

41%

39%

37%

43%

42%

39%

39%

37%

39%

39%

82%

4%

73%

Tony Abbott

26%

36%

35%

37%

34%

33%

37%

39%

39%

41%

40%

5%

84%

7%

Don’t know

21%

24%

26%

26%

23%

24%

24%

22%

24%

20%

21%

13%

12%

20%

39% (no change) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 40% (down 1%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 43%/35% and women prefer Julia Gillard 42%/38%.

Better Prime Minister

Apr 15, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

 

5
Jul
10

14 June

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14
Jan
13

11 Feb

11 Mar

15
Apr

Vote ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

41%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

39%

39%

37%

81%

6%

62%

Tony Abbott

26%

36%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

37%

39%

39%

6%

78%

6%

Don’t know

21%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

24%

22%

24%

13%

16%

32%

37% (down 2%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 39% (no change) prefer Tony Abbott. This is the first time since August 2012 that Tony Abbott has been preferred over Julia Gillard.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 42%/36% and women prefer Julia Gillard 38%/36%.

Better Prime Minister

Mar 11, 2013

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

 

5
Jul 10

14 Mar 11

14 Jun

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 12

12 Jun

10 Sep

10 Dec

14 Jan 13

11 Feb

11 Mar

Vote
ALP 

Vote Lib

Vote Gre
ens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

39%

39%

84%

6%

71%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

37%

39%

2%

80%

3%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

24%

22%

14%

13%

25%

39% (no change) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 39% (up 2%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 41%/36% and women prefer Julia Gillard 42%/37%.

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