Leader attributes – comparisons

Mar 15, 2016
  Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten   Difference
A capable leader 64% 34% +30
Intelligent 79% 56% +23
Good in a crisis 52% 32% +20
Visionary 44% 27% +17
More honest than most politicians 41% 25% +16
Trustworthy 44% 31% +13
Out of touch with ordinary people 53% 45% +8
Hard-working 68% 60% +8
Understands the problems facing Australia 53% 47% +6
Arrogant 45% 41% +4
Superficial 43% 45% -2
Intolerant 26% 32% -6
Narrow-minded 33% 41% -8
Aggressive 24% 34% -10
Erratic 27% 40% -13

Compared to Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull is much more likely to be considered a capable leader (+30%), intelligent (+23%), good in a crisis (+20%) and visionary (+17%) – although these margins have dropped since September.

Bill Shorten is regarded by more respondents to be erratic (-13%) and aggressive (-10%).

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