Leader attributes – comparisons

Jun 2, 2015
 Abbott

Shorten

Difference

Narrow-minded

63%

34%

+29

Intolerant

51%

27%

+24

Out of touch with ordinary people

65%

42%

+23

Arrogant

62%

39%

+23

Erratic

54%

33%

+21

Aggressive

48%

28%

+20

Superficial

54%

44%

+10

Good in a crisis

38%

38%

More honest than most politicians

28%

29%

-1

Hard-working

59%

60%

-1

Trustworthy

31%

33%

-2

A capable leader

40%

43%

-3

Visionary

25%

29%

-4

Intelligent

51%

61%

-10

Understands the problems facing Australia

38%

49%

-11

Compared to Bill Shorten, Tony Abbott is much more likely to be considered narrow-minded (+29), intolerant (+24), out of touch with ordinary people (+23) and arrogant (+23).

Bill Shorten is regarded by more respondents to be someone who understands the problems facing Australia (-11) and intelligent (-10).

The gap on “a capable leader has reduced from 13 points to 3 points – Tony Abbott up 6% and bill Shorten down 4%.