Preferred Prime Minister

Jul 14, 2020

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

Jul’20 Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
Scott Morrison 50% 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44%
Anthony Albanese 27% 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26%
Don’t know 23% 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31%
Base (n) 1,054 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

    Federal Voting Intention
Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Scott Morrison 50% 27% 84% 17% 52%
Anthony Albanese 27% 50% 11% 45% 17%
Don’t know 23% 23% 6% 38% 30%
Base (n) 1,054 299 420 108 125

 

  • Half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (50% to 27%). Around a quarter (23%) 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 (11%).
  • Half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (50%) compared to Morrison (27%). 23% said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

Preferred Prime Minister

Jun 2, 2020

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

  Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 53% 50% 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 23% 25% 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 24% 25% 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 1,059 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 53% 29% 84% 34% 51%
Anthony Albanese 23% 45% 8% 38% 19%
Don’t know 24% 26% 9% 28% 31%
Base (n) 1,059 299 413 95 136
  • Over half of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (53% to 23%). Around a quarter (24%) 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.
  • Just under half of Labor voters believe Albanese would make the better PM (45%) compared to Morrison (29%). 27% said they didn’t know who would make the better leader.

Performance of Scott Morrison

Jun 2, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Scott Morrison is doing as Prime Minister?

Jun’20 May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
TOTAL: Approve 65% 64% 59% 41% 39% 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48%
TOTAL: Disapprove 26% 27% 31% 49% 52% 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34%
Don’t know 8% 9% 10% 10% 9% 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18%
Base (n) 1,059 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 21% 8% 41% 6% 17%
Approve 44% 45% 48% 35% 39%
Disapprove 18% 26% 7% 41% 20%
Strongly disapprove 8% 13% 2% 14% 12%
Don’t know 8% 7% 2% 5% 11%
TOTAL: Approve 65% 53% 89% 41% 57%
TOTAL: Disapprove 26% 39% 9% 54% 33%
Base (n) 1,059 299 413 95 136
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has increased for the fifth straight month, reaching 65% from 39% at the start of February.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister among is at 89% of Coalition supporters, with 53% approval among Labor voters, 41% among Greens voters and 57% of all others.

Leader attributes – Scott Morrison

Jun 2, 2020

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison?

  Total Change (Jan’20) Jan’20 Oct’19 Dec’18
Intelligent 73% +15 58% 64% 61%
Hard-working 72% +19 53% 63% 60%
A capable leader 70% +25 45% 54% 49%
Good in a crisis 66% +34 32% 51% 41%
Understands the problems facing Australia 65% +23 42% 50% 46%
Trustworthy 56% +16 40% 43% 39%
More honest than most politicians 51% +12 39% 44% 39%
Visionary 48% +18 30% 42% 38%
Out of touch with ordinary people 47% -15 62% 56% 54%
Superficial 41% -10 51% 48% 45%
Narrow-minded 40% -14 54% 47% 46%
Arrogant 39% -12 51% 44% 43%
Intolerant 34% -9 43% 41% 37%
Aggressive 32% 0 32% 37% 34%
Erratic 28% -10 38% 34% 36%
Base (n) 1,059   1,081 1,088 1,026
  • The attributes most associated with Scott Morrison are Intelligent (73%), Hard-working (72%) and A capable leader (70%).
  • Since the start of the year, Morrison is more likely to be described with positive attributes such as Good in a crisis (up 34%), a capable leader (up 25%) and Understands the problems facing Australia (23%).
  • He is now less associated with negative attributes such as Out of touch with ordinary people (-15%), Narrow-minded (-14%) and Arrogant (-12%).

Performance of Scott Morrison

May 5, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Scott Morrison is doing as Prime Minister?

May’20 Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
TOTAL: Approve 64% 59% 41% 39% 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 31% 49% 52% 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34%
Don’t know 9% 10% 10% 9% 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18%
Base (n) 1,093 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly approve 22% 8% 45% 6% 12%
Approve 42% 38% 46% 31% 49%
Disapprove 17% 29% 5% 30% 20%
Strongly disapprove 10% 16% 2% 23% 9%
Don’t know 9% 10% 2% 10% 9%
TOTAL: Approve 64% 46% 92% 38% 62%
TOTAL: Disapprove 27% 44% 7% 52% 29%
Base (n) 1,093 325 435 108 114
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has increased for the fourth straight month, reaching 64% from 39% at the start of February.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister among is at 92% of Coalition supporters, with 46% approval among Labor voters, 38% among Greens voters and 62% of all others.

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.

Performance of Scott Morrison

Apr 7, 2020

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Scott Morrison is doing as Prime Minister?

Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19
NET: Approve 59% 41% 39% 40% 45% 45% 47% 49% 48% 48%
NET: Disapprove 31% 49% 52% 52% 43% 41% 38% 36% 37% 34%
Don’t know 10% 10% 9% 8% 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 18%
Base (n) 1,069 1,096 1,056 1,081 1,035 1,075 1,088 1,093 1,096 1,091

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly approve 20% 8% 45% 2% 9%
Approve 39% 37% 42% 27% 39%
Disapprove 20% 27% 8% 33% 27%
Strongly disapprove 11% 18% 2% 22% 15%
Don’t know 10% 10% 4% 15% 10%
NET: Approve 59% 46% 87% 30% 49%
NET: Disapprove 31% 45% 10% 56% 42%
Base (n) 1,069 333 387 102 122
  • The Prime Minister’s approval rating has jumped up in the past month from 46% to 59% – the highest approval rating recorded for Scott Morrison.
  • The proportion of people strongly approving of the job he’s doing has increased from 11% to 20%, while those strongly disapproving has gone down from 26% to 11%.
  • Approval of the Prime Minister among Labor voters is up (from 19% to 46%) and Greens voters (from 16% to 30%). While support has strengthened among his own voter base, with Coalition voters more likely to strongly approve of him (23% to 45%).

Preferred Prime Minister

Apr 7, 2020

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

  Apr’20 Mar’20 Feb’20 Jan’20 Nov’19 Oct’19 Sep’19 Aug’19 Jul’19 Jun’19
Scott Morrison 46% 40% 36% 36% 44% 43% 46% 44% 44% 43%
Anthony Albanese 27% 35% 36% 39% 28% 28% 25% 28% 26% 25%
Don’t know 27% 25% 28% 25% 29% 29% 29% 28% 31% 32%
Base (n) 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 NET: Other
Scott Morrison 46% 25% 83% 16% 43%
Anthony Albanese 27% 47% 8% 50% 21%
Don’t know 27% 28% 9% 34% 37%
Base (n) 1,069 333 387 102 122
  • 46% of participants believe that Scott Morrison would make a better PM than Anthony Albanese (27%). Around a quarter (25%) of participants don’t know who would make the better PM.
  • A quarter of Labor voters believe Scott Morrison to make the better PM compared to Albanese (25%), up from 13% in March).
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