Essential Report

Better Prime Minister

Sep 8, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grn Vote Other   Oct 2013 June 2014 Dec 2014 Mar 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015
Tony Abbott 32% 3% 77% 2% 21% 41% 36% 31% 33% 38% 37% 36%
Bill Shorten 35% 72% 5% 60% 23% 22% 40% 36% 37% 33% 30% 32%
Don’t know 32% 25% 17% 39% 56% 37% 24% 33% 30% 29% 33% 31%

32% (down 4% since July) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 35% (up 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

Women increasingly prefer Bill Shorten (35% up from 32% in July). Women are less likely to prefer Tony Abbot than in July (29% down from 36% in July).

35% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 36% prefer Bill Shorten.

Tony Abbott is the preferred PM in NSW (37% compared to 29% from Bill Shorten), but Bill Shorten is preferred in QLD (33% compared to 30%) and VIC (39% compared to 32%).

Better Prime Minister

Jul 14, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote GRN Vote Other   Oct 13 Mar 14 June 14 Sep 14 Dec 14 Mar 15 Apr 15 May 15 Jun 15
Tony Abbott 37% 9% 83% 1% 33% 41% 39% 36% 35% 31% 33% 32% 35% 38%
Bill Shorten 30% 61% 3% 54% 23% 22% 33% 40% 36% 36% 37% 35% 32% 33%
Don’t know 33% 30% 14% 45% 44% 37% 28% 24% 30% 33% 30% 33% 33% 29%

37% (down 1% since June) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 30% (down 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister. This is Tony Abbott’s best result since April last year.

38% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 31% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Tony Abbott 36% to 29%.

Better Prime Minister

May 12, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Grn Vote Other   Oct 2013 June 2014 Dec 2104 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015
Tony Abbott 35% 4% 78% 11% 32% 41% 36% 31% 35% 31% 33% 32%
Bill Shorten 32% 70% 4% 43% 15% 22% 40% 36% 37% 39% 37% 35%
Don’t know 33% 26% 18% 46% 53% 37% 24% 33% 28% 30% 30% 33%

35% (up 3% since April) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 32% (down 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

This is the first month Tony Abbott has been preferred over Bill Shorten since November last year.

41% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 31% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 34% to 29%.

Better Prime Minister

Apr 14, 2015

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

  Total   Vote Lab Vote Lib/
Nat
Vote Greens Vote Other   Oct 2013 Mar 2014 June 2014 Dec 2104 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015
Tony Abbott 32% 4% 76% 2% 19% 41% 39% 36% 31% 35% 31% 33%
Bill Shorten 35% 69% 5% 62% 23% 22% 33% 40% 36% 37% 39% 37%
Don’t know 33% 26% 19% 36% 57% 37% 28% 24% 33% 28% 30% 30%

32% (down 1% since March) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 35% (down 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

36% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 36% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 34% to 29%.

Better Prime Minister

Mar 10, 2015

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 Green

Vote Other

 

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2104

Jan 2015

Feb 2015

Tony Abbott

33%

4%

77%

4%

22%

41%

39%

36%

35%

31%

35%

31%

Bill Shorten

37%

77%

8%

56%

26%

22%

33%

40%

36%

36%

37%

39%

Don’t know

30%

19%

15%

41%

52%

37%

28%

24%

30%

33%

28%

30%

33% (up 2% since February) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 37% (down 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

36% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 37% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 38% to 29%.

Better Prime Minister

Feb 10, 2015

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

 

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Dec 2104

Jan 2015

Tony Abbott

31%

5%

75%

4%

22%

41%

39%

36%

35%

31%

35%

Bill Shorten

39%

78%

6%

59%

24%

22%

33%

40%

36%

36%

37%

Don’t know

30%

18%

18%

36%

55%

37%

28%

24%

30%

33%

28%

31% (down 4% since January) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 39% (up 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

34% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 41% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 38% to 28%.

Better Prime Minister

Jan 13, 2015

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 Green

Vote Other

 

Oct 2013

Mar 2014

June 2014

Sep 2014

Oct 2014

Nov 2014

Dec 2104

Tony Abbott

35%

7%

82%

6%

28%

41%

39%

36%

35%

38%

36%

31%

Bill Shorten

37%

73%

3%

71%

27%

22%

33%

40%

36%

32%

34%

36%

Don’t know

28%

20%

15%

23%

45%

37%

28%

24%

30%

30%

29%

33%

35% (up 4% since December) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 37% (up 1%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

37% of men prefer Tony Abbott and 37% prefer Bill Shorten – and women prefer Bill Shorten 38% to 33%.

Better Prime Minister

Nov 11, 2014

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

 

Oct 13

Mar 14

June 14

July 14

Aug 14

Sep 14

Oct 14

Tony Abbott

36%

8%

82%

4%

28%

41%

39%

36%

34%

37%

35%

38%

Bill Shorten

34%

67%

3%

61%

29%

22%

33%

40%

37%

36%

36%

32%

Don’t know

29%

25%

15%

36%

43%

37%

28%

24%

29%

27%

30%

30%

36% (down 2% since October) of respondents think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister and 34% (up 2%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

Men prefer Tony Abbott 40% to 33% and women prefer Bill Shorten 36% to 32%.

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