Bass Labor MHR Ross Hart might have a Bill problem.
Bill as in Labor Leader Bill Shorten.
TeleReach polling for the Liberals found Bass voters viewed Mr Shorten much less favourably than they viewed Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The poll of 545 Bass residents on April 3 found 48 per cent of respondents viewed Mr Morrison favourably and 42 per cent unfavourably.
That gave him a net favourability rating of six percentage points.
Thirty-seven per cent of respondents viewed Mr Shorten favourably and 56 per cent viewed him unfavourably, giving him a favourability rating of negative 19 percentage points.
That left a 25 percentage point gap between Mr Shorten and the PM.
The results were similar, although worse for Labor, in TeleReach polling in the North-West and West Coast seat of Braddon on August 3.
That found Mr Shorten had a net favourability rating of negative 28 percentage points, and Mr Morrison a positive rating of a single percentage point.
The Braddon polling prompted the Liberals to suggest Labor was deliberately keeping Mr Shorten away from Tasmania in the lead-up to the May election and his "unpopularity" was an issue in Tasmania.
Bass Liberal candidate Bridget Archer weighed in about the Bass polling on Friday.
"The reason why Bill Shorten is so on the nose in Bass is because of his plan to rip $25 million out of health services in the North and gift it to the AFL for a team in Hobart," Ms Archer said.
"Clearly the Liberals' plan to invest in health, jobs and protecting the Tasmanian way of life is resonating with the community."
Mr Hart, who won Bass from Liberal Andrew Nikolic in 2016, said: "The choice at this election is clear; Bill Shorten and Labor's plan to fix the health crisis, rebuild TAFE and create new blue collar jobs in Northern Tasmania or a $35 million cut to Tasmania's public hospitals if Scott Morrison and the Liberals are re-elected."
"Northern Tasmania can't afford Scott Morrison's cuts to the Launceston General Hospital, TAFE, jobs and apprenticeships.
"I've never taken my seat for granted.
"That is why I have worked tirelessly for the people of Northern Tasmania for the past three years, fighting to stop the Liberals' cuts to health, TAFE, apprenticeships and penalty rates."