Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

Feb 3, 2015

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott? 

 

2 Sep 13

(as Opposition leader)

29 Oct 13

27 May 14

2 Dec 14

 

Total

3 Feb

Change

Out of touch with ordinary people

52%

51%

67%

66%

72%

+6

Arrogant

52%

54%

63%

61%

65%

+4

Narrow-minded

55%

54%

61%

61%

63%

+2

Erratic

43%

43%

51%

52%

60%

+8

Hard working

71%

67%

57%

62%

58%

-4

Superficial

48%

49%

57%

54%

55%

+1

Intolerant

47%

49%

55%

53%

54%

+1

Intelligent

63%

62%

52%

51%

50%

-1

Aggressive

47%

46%

52%

49%

45%

-4

Good in a crisis

39%

45%

35%

42%

36%

-6

Understands the problems facing Australia

46%

51%

42%

40%

35%

-5

A capable leader

46%

52%

41%

43%

34%

-9

More honest than most politicians

34%

39%

30%

30%

30%

Trustworthy

38%

40%

29%

30%

27%

-3

Visionary

35%

33%

31%

27%

22%

-5

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were out of touch with ordinary people (72%), arrogant (65%), narrow-minded (63%) and erratic (60%).

Since December, the largest shifts have been for a capable leader (-9), erratic (+8), out of touch with ordinary people (+6) and good in a crisis (-6).

Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

May 27, 2014

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott?

 

2 Sep 14

(as Opposition leader)

29 Oct 14

15 Apr

 

Total

27 May

Change

Out of touch with ordinary people

52%

51%

56%

67%

+11

Arrogant

52%

54%

58%

63%

+5

Narrow-minded

55%

54%

56%

61%

+5

Hard working

71%

67%

66%

57%

-9

Superficial

48%

49%

50%

57%

+7

Intolerant

47%

49%

47%

55%

+8

Intelligent

63%

62%

59%

52%

-7

Aggressive

47%

46%

45%

52%

+7

Erratic

43%

43%

43%

51%

+8

Understands the problems facing Australia

46%

51%

48%

42%

-5

A capable leader

46%

52%

50%

41%

-9

Good in a crisis

39%

45%

45%

35%

-10

Visionary

35%

33%

34%

31%

-3

More honest than most politicians

34%

39%

37%

30%

-7

Trustworthy

38%

40%

40%

29%

-11

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were out of touch with ordinary people (67%), arrogant (63%), narrow-minded (61%), hard working (57%) and superficial (57%).

Since April, the largest shifts have been for out of touch with ordinary people (+11), trustworthy (-11), good in a crisis (-10), hard working (-9) and a capable leader (-9).

Leader Attributes – Comparisons

May 27, 2014
 

Abbott

Shorten

 

Difference

Out of touch with ordinary people

67%

39%

+28

Arrogant

63%

36%

+27

Narrow-minded

61%

35%

+26

Intolerant

55%

29%

+26

Aggressive

52%

32%

+20

Erratic

51%

32%

+19

Superficial

57%

42%

+15

Visionary

31%

30%

+1

More honest than most politicians

30%

32%

-2

Good in a crisis

35%

40%

-5

Trustworthy

29%

36%

-7

Hard-working

57%

66%

-9

Understands the problems facing Australia

42%

53%

-9

A capable leader

41%

51%

-10

Intelligent

52%

66%

-14

Compared to Bill Shorten, Tony Abbott is much more likely to be considered out of touch with ordinary people (+28), arrogant (+27), narrow minded (+26), intolerant (+26) and aggressive (+20).

Bill Shorten is regarded by more respondents to be intelligent (-14) and  a capable leader (-10).

Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

Apr 15, 2014

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott?

 

2 Sep 14

(as Opposition leader)

29 Oct 14

 

Total

15 Apr

Change

Hard working

71%

67%

66%

-1

Intelligent

63%

62%

59%

-3

Arrogant

52%

54%

58%

+4

Narrow-minded

55%

54%

56%

+2

Out of touch with ordinary people

52%

51%

56%

+5

A capable leader

46%

52%

50%

-2

Superficial

48%

49%

50%

+1

Understands the problems facing Australia

46%

51%

48%

-3

Intolerant

47%

49%

47%

-2

Aggressive

47%

46%

45%

-1

Good in a crisis

39%

45%

45%

Erratic

43%

43%

43%

Trustworthy

38%

40%

40%

More honest than most politicians

34%

39%

37%

-2

Visionary

35%

33%

34%

+1

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were hard working (66%), intelligent (59%), arrogant (58%), narrow-minded (56%) and out of touch with ordinary people (56%).

Since October, the largest shifts have been for out of touch with ordinary people (+5) and arrogant (+4).

Leader attributes – Tony Abbott

Jun 24, 2013

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

 

5 Jul 10

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

14 jan 13

2 Apr 13

 

23 Jun 13

Change

Hard-working

76%

75%

68%

70%

70%

68%

-2

Intelligent

70%

61%

56%

64%

63%

62%

-1

Arrogant

59%

60%

61%

61%

56%

59%

+3

Narrow-minded

56%

54%

54%

56%

53%

55%

+2

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

57%

54%

54%

52%

52%

Aggressive

55%

49%

51%

+2

Superficial

49%

49%

48%

49%

49%

Intolerant

49%

48%

48%

Erratic

51%

45%

47%

+2

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

48%

49%

47%

49%

44%

-5

A capable leader

47%

45%

41%

43%

47%

44%

-3

Good in a crisis

40%

40%

36%

39%

44%

38%

-6

Visionary

32%

27%

26%

28%

37%

30%

-7

More honest than most politicians

33%

32%

30%

29%

36%

29%

-7

Trustworthy

33%

32%

32%

33%

36%

31%

-5

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were hard-working (68%), intelligent (62%), arrogant (59%), narrow-minded (55%), out of touch with ordinary people (52%) and aggressive (51%.

Since April the major shifts have been for visionary (-7%), more honest than most politicians (-7%), good in a crisis (-6%), understands their problems facing Australia (-5) and trustworthy (-5).

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