Better Prime Minister

Aug 31, 2010

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

  5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 2 Aug 10 9 Aug 10 16 Ag 10 30 Aug Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens   Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott21 Jun 10
Julia Gillard 53% 50% 51% 48% 45% 46% 46% 94% 3% 66%   47%
Tony Abbott 26% 27% 26% 30% 33% 35% 36% 1% 83% 8%   30%
Don’t know 21% 23% 23% 22% 21% 19% 18% 4% 14% 26%   23%

46% think Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 36% prefer Tony Abbott – a similar margin to previous poll.

Julia Gillard is preferred 94% to 1% by Labor voters – and Tony Abbott is preferred 83% to 3% by Liberal/National voters. Greens voters prefer Julia Gillard 66% to 8%.

Men prefer Julia Gillard 44%/41% and women 48%/32%. Comments »

Better Prime Minister

Aug 16, 2010

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

  5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 2 Aug 10 9 Aug 10 16 Ag 10 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens   Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott

21 Jun 10

Julia Gillard 53% 50% 51% 48% 45% 46% 92% 8% 71%   47%
Tony Abbott 26% 27% 26% 30% 33% 35% 3% 77% 3%   30%
Don’t know 21% 23% 23% 22% 21% 19% 5% 15% 26%   23%

 46% think Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 35% prefer Tony Abbott – a similar margin to last week.

 Julia Gillard is preferred 92% to 3% by Labor voters – and Tony Abbott is preferred 77% to 8% by Liberal/National voters. Greens voters prefer Julia Gillard 71% to 3%.

 Men prefer Julia Gillard 45%/39% and women 48%/31%. Comments »

Better Prime Minister

Aug 9, 2010

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

  5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 2 Aug 10 9 Aug 10 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens   Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott

21 Jun 10

Julia Gillard 53% 50% 51% 48% 45% 90% 6% 70%   47%
Tony Abbott 26% 27% 26% 30% 33% 3% 78% 4%   30%
Don’t know 21% 23% 23% 22% 21% 8% 15% 25%   23%

 45% think Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 33% prefer Tony Abbott – a narrowing of the gap between the two (from 18% to 12%) since polled last week.

 Julia Gillard is preferred 90% to 3% by Labor voters – and Tony Abbott is preferred 78% to 6% by Liberal/National voters. Greens voters prefer Julia Gillard 70% to 4%.

 Men prefer Julia Gillard 41%/39% and women 49%/28%. Comments »

Better Prime Minister

Aug 2, 2010

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

  5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 2 Aug 10 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens   Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott

21 Jun 10

Julia Gillard 53% 50% 51% 48% 92% 7% 65%   47%
Tony Abbott 26% 27% 26% 30% 1% 77% 6%   30%
Don’t know 21% 23% 23% 22% 7% 16% 28%   23%

48% think Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 30% prefer Tony Abbott – a narrowing of the gap between the two (from 25% to 18%) since polled last week. This is almost identical to the last measure comparing Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott in June.

Julia Gillard is preferred 92% to 1% by Labor voters – and Tony Abbott is preferred 77% to 7% by Liberal/National voters. Greens voters prefer Julia Gillard 65% to 6%.

 Men prefer Julia Gillard 46%/34% and women 50%/26%. Comments »

Better Prime Minister

Jul 26, 2010

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

5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott

21 Jun 10

Julia Gillard 53% 50% 51% 94% 9% 74% 47%
Tony Abbott 26% 27% 26% 2% 69% 6% 30%
Don’t know 21% 23% 23% 5% 22% 20% 23%

51% think Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 26% prefer Tony Abbott – a slight widening of the gap between the two (from 23% to 25%) since polled last week.

Julia Gillard is preferred 94% to 2% by Labor voters – and Tony Abbott is preferred 69% to 9% by Liberal/National voters. Greens voters prefer Julia Gillard 74% to 6%.

Men prefer Julia Gillard 50%/29% and women 51%/23%. Comments »

Better Prime Minister

Jul 19, 2010

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

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens   Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott

21 Jun 10

Julia Gillard v Tony Abbott

28 Jun 10

Julia Gillard v Tony Abbott

5 Jul 10

Julia Gillard 50% 91% 8% 71%   47% 49% 53%
Tony Abbott 27% 2% 70% 4%   30% 29% 26%
Don’t know 23% 7% 21% 25%   23% 22% 21%

 50% think Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 27% prefer Tony Abbott – a slight closing of the gap between the two (from 27% to 23%) since last polled 2 weeks ago.

 Julia Gillard is preferred 91% to 2% by Labor voters – and Tony Abbott is preferred 70% to 8% by Liberal/National voters. Greens voters prefer Julia Gillard 71% to 4%.

 Men prefer Julia Gillard 47%/32% and women 53%/23%. Comments »

Comparison of Leader Attributes

May 10, 2010

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott?

  Kevin Rudd Tony Abbott Difference
Intelligent 73% 72% +1%
Hard-working 76% 71% +5%
A capable leader 55% 50% +5%
Demanding 69% 52% +17%
Arrogant 57% 54% +3%
Out of touch with ordinary people 55% 51% +4%
Understands the problems facing Australia 53% 49% +4%
Visionary 37% 35% +2%
Superficial 52% 44% +8%
Good in a crisis 44% 40% +4%
Narrow-minded 43% 53% -10%
Down to earth 47% 50% -3%
Too inflexible 45% 47% -2%
Complacent 38% 30% -8%
More honest than most politicians 39% 33% +6%
Trustworthy 41% 39% +2%

 Kevin Rudd has only slightly better ratings than Tony Abbott across key positive attributes such as hard-working (+5%), a capable leader (+5%) and trustworthy (+2%).

The main differences were that Kevin Rudd is perceived as more demanding (69%/52%), less narrow-minded (43%/53%), more superficial (52%/44%) and more complacent (38%/30%). Comments »

Better Prime Minister – Rudd or Abbott

Mar 22, 2010

Q.  Regardless of your likely party choice for the next election, which of the leaders – Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott – do you think overall would be the best Prime Minister?

  21 Dec 09 22 March 10
Kevin Rudd 51% 50%
Tony Abbott 25% 30%
Don’t know 24% 19%

When it comes to a choice between Rudd and Abbott as the better Prime Minister, 50% selected Rudd and 30% selected Abbott.  The results for Rudd shifted slightly (-1%) since we last asked this question in December 2009. However, there has been a five percent increase in the number of people that prefer Abbott and a decrease in the number of people that don’t know (-5%). 

Results followed party lines – 92% of Labor voters chose Rudd and 74% of Coalition voters chose Abbott. 

 64% of Green voters selected Rudd and 11% of Green voters selected Abbott.

 People aged 65 years and over were more likely to think Abbott would make a better Prime Minister (42%), 18 – 24 year olds were more likely to indicate they don’t know who would make a better Prime Minister (28%).   Comments »

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