Q. Who do you think would be the best Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard?
Just under half (47%) of those surveyed think that Gillard would make a better Prime Minister, 37% selected Abbott and 17% don’t know.
Results followed party lines – 78% of Labor voters selected Gillard and 79% of Coalition voters selected Abbott.
61% of Green voters think that Gillard would make a better Prime Minister than Abbott.
Males were more likely than females to select Abbott (40% v 34%). 46% of males and 47% of females chose Gillard.
People aged 65 years and over were more likely to think Abbott would make a better Prime Minister (47%) and people aged 18 – 24 were more likely to indicate they don’t know (31%). Comments »
Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd or Julia Gillard?
When it comes to who people think would make a better Prime Minister – 45% support Kevin Rudd, 26% support Julia Gillard and 29% don’t know.
Labor voters were more likely to support Rudd (69%), Green voters were more likely to support Gillard (42%) and Coalition voters were more likely to indicate they don’t know who would make a better Prime Minister (41%).
Males were more likely to think Rudd would make a better Prime Minister (50%), while females were more likely to prefer Gillard (29%).
In terms of age differences, support was strongest for Rudd amongst the 18 – 24 year olds (55%). Rudd’s support decreases as age increases with 40% of people aged 55 years and over favouring Rudd as Prime Minister. Comments »
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