CANBERRA, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Australia's prime minister and opposition leader are the least liked major party leaders in more than 20 years, a local survey revealed on Monday, with one in four Australians currently unsure of who would be the better PM.
A survey by Newspoll showed that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and opposition leader Bill Shorten are the least liked pair of leaders since Paul Keating and Alexander Downer in 1994-1995.
Further detailing the dissatisfaction with the current political climate is that, since Turnbull took over in September 2015, an average of 24 percent of voters are unsure of who would make the better leader.
But in a Newspoll taken after parliament's final sitting weeks last year, the uncommitted vote was at 27 percent, the highest in an individual poll since 2002.
Comparably, when Turnbull's predecessor Tony Abbott was prime minister, the average uncommitted vote was 22.6 percent, while 10 years ago when Liberal Prime Minister John Howard was in power, the uncommitted vote was at 14.8 percent.
Female voters are the most disinterested in the nation's leaders, 28 percent are undecided compared to 23 percent of men, while young voters are also considered to be more undecided than the "over 50" age demographic.
Overall, since taking over, Turnbull's support as the better prime minister has fallen to 41 percent since a high of 64 percent in late November.