Preferred Prime Minister

Sep 8, 2020

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

  Sep’20 Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19
Scott Morrison 49% 52% 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46%
Anthony Albanese 26% 22% 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25%
Don’t know 25% 26% 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29%
Base (n) 1,076 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 49% 29% 85% 27% 40%
Anthony Albanese 26% 46% 9% 39% 29%
Don’t know 25% 25% 6% 34% 31%
Base (n) 1,076 321 390 108 138
  • Half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (49%), while a quarter would prefer the opposition leader. A further quarter (26%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 85% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese (9%).
  • Less than half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (46%). 25% of Labor voters said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

Preferred Prime Minister

Aug 11, 2020

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

Aug’20 Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19
Scott Morrison 52% 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44%
Anthony Albanese 22% 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28%
Don’t know 26% 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28%
Base (n) 1,010 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 52% 29% 84% 32% 59%
Anthony Albanese 22% 45% 7% 37% 9%
Don’t know 26% 26% 9% 30% 31%
Base (n) 1,010 311 413 78 94

 

  • Half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (52% to 22%). Still a quarter (26%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Morrison is strongly favoured by Coalition voters, with 84% believing Morrison makes the better PM, compared to Albanese (7%).
  • Less than half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (45%) compared to Morrison (29%). 26% said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

Preferred Prime Minister

May 5, 2020

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

  May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,093 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 TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 50% 25% 84% 23% 53%
Anthony Albanese 25% 48% 7% 42% 20%
Don’t know 25% 27% 8% 35% 27%
Base (n) 1,093 325 435 108 114
  • 50% of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (25%). Around a quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • Just under half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (48%) compared to Morrison (25%). 27% said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

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.

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.

Better Prime Minister

Jul 15, 2013

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

 

Rudd/
Abbott 21 Jun 10

Gillard/ Abbott
5
Jul 10

Gillard/ Abbott
11
Jun 13

 

Rudd/ Abbott
15
Jul 13
Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard/Kevin Rudd

47%

53%

39%

50%

94%

10%

84%

Tony Abbott

30%

26%

40%

35%

2%

72%

6%

Don’t know

23%

21%

21%

15%

3%

18%

10%

50% believe Kevin Rudd would make the better Prime Minister and 35% prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Kevin Rudd 51%/36% and women prefer Kevin Rudd 49%/33%.

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

Jan 14, 2013

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

 

5 Jul 2010

14 Mar 2011

14 June

12 Sept

12 Dec

12 Mar 2012

12 Jun

10 Sept

10 Dec

14 Jan 2013

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Julia Gillard

53%

44%

41%

36%

39%

40%

37%

40%

43%

42%

89%

5%

84%

Tony Abbott

26%

33%

36%

40%

35%

37%

37%

37%

34%

33%

1%

73%

3%

Don’t know

21%

23%

24%

24%

26%

23%

26%

24%

23%

24%

10%

22%

14%

42% (down 1%) believe Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 33% (down 1%) prefer Tony Abbott.

Men prefer Julia Gillard 39%/38% and women prefer Julia Gillard 46%/29%.

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