Leader attributes – Kevin Rudd

Jul 8, 2013

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd?

 

Julia Gillard

23 Jun 13

 

Kevin Rudd

8 Jul 13

Change

Intelligent

69%

77%

+8

Hard-working

71%

70%

-1

A capable leader

44%

58%

+14

Understands the problems facing Australia

42%

57%

+15

Good in a crisis

41%

53%

+12

Arrogant

48%

49%

+1

Erratic

47%

45%

-2

Superficial

49%

44%

-5

Aggressive

45%

43%

-2

Visionary

32%

43%

+11

Trustworthy

30%

42%

+12

More honest than most politicians

30%

41%

+11

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

39%

-18

Intolerant

39%

37%

-2

Narrow-minded

46%

34%

-12

Kevin Rudd’s key attributes were intelligent (77%), hard-working (70%), a capable leader (58%), understands the problems facing Australia (57%) and good in a crisis (53%).

He was rated substantially higher than Julia Gillard in terms of understanding the problems facing Australia (+15%), a capable leader (+14%), good in a crisis (+12%) and trustworthy (+12%) and substantially lower on being out of touch with ordinary people (-18%).