Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

Sep 17, 2012

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

 

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Intelligent

70%

71%

64%

61%

56%

62%

+6%

Hard-working

76%

78%

72%

75%

68%

67%

-1%

A capable leader

47%

52%

48%

45%

41%

37%

-4%

Arrogant

59%

60%

58%

60%

61%

63%

+2%

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

53%

54%

57%

54%

57%

+3%

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

50%

48%

49%

43%

-6%

Visionary

32%

31%

27%

27%

26%

29%

+3%

Superficial

45%

49%

49%

51%

+2%

Good in a crisis

40%

42%

41%

40%

36%

35%

-1%

Narrow-minded

56%

53%

51%

54%

54%

59%

+5%

More honest than most politicians

33%

32%

31%

32%

30%

27%

-3%

Trustworthy

33%

35%

34%

32%

32%

30%

-2%

Intolerant

53%

Aggressive

59%

Erratic

51%

Abbott’s key attributes were hard-working (67%), intelligent (62%) and arrogant (63%).

The biggest shifts in the leader attributes for Abbott were on intelligent (+6%), understandings the problems facing Australia (-6%), narrow minded (+5%) and a capable leader (-4%).