Attributes to describe the Opposition Leader

Jul 5, 2010

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

7 Dec 09 10 May 10 5 Jul 10 Change
Intelligent 71% 72% 70% -2
Hard-working 69% 71% 76% +5
A capable leader 46% 50% 47% -3
Demanding 53% 52% 53% +1
Arrogant 53% 54% 59% +5
Out of touch with ordinary people 53% 51% 57% +6
Understands the problems facing Australia 46% 49% 50% +1
Visionary 34% 35% 32% -3
Superficial 42% 44% 45% +1
Good in a crisis 39% 40% 40%
Narrow-minded 52% 53% 56% +3
Down to earth 46% 50% 47% -3
Too inflexible 45% 47% 45% -2
Complacent 31% 30% 34% +4
More honest than most politicians 31% 33% 33%
Trustworthy 36% 39% 33% -6

*Not asked in June 2009 poll

Tony Abbott’s key attributes are hardworking (76%) and intelligent (70%).

There have been few substantial changes since this question was last asked – the main differences being hardworking (up 5%), arrogant (up 5%), out of touch (up 6%) and trustworthy (down 6%).