Federal Liberal Party president Nick Greiner says there is no reason why Tony Abbott's preselection endorsement numbers should not be revealed despite it currently being under wraps.
"I can't particularly see why they shouldn't announce the result in any preselection," he told ABC TV on Sunday night.
Mr Greiner said as the party had announced the result in Wentworth - in former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's old seat - the same should apply to the Sydney electorate of Warringah.
Mr Abbott reportedly faced a heated preselection meeting on Friday.
"There are clearly very strong, different views about Tony - his views, the way he has behaved since he was defeated by Mr Turnbull," Mr Greiner said.
Yet Mr Greiner admitted it was technically a matter for the NSW Liberals.
Federal Labor president Wayne Swan said there were also concerns last federal election about whether Mr Abbott could retain the seat.
"I am sure there are Liberals on the ground who are concerned ... about his behaviour, and ... about whether they can hold the seat," he told ABC TV.