Leader attributes – comparisons

May 3, 2016
Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten Difference
A capable leader 59% 41% +18
Intelligent 77% 60% +17
Good in a crisis 49% 34% +15
More honest than most politicians 39% 26% +13
Out of touch with ordinary people 56% 44% +12
Visionary 41% 29% +12
Arrogant 46% 38% +8
Trustworthy 40% 33% +7
Hard-working 65% 62% +3
Superficial 46% 43% +3
Intolerant 34% 31% +3
Understands the problems facing Australia 52% 50% +2
Narrow-minded 41% 40% +1
Erratic 34% 37% -3
Aggressive 28% 33% -5

Compared to Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull is more likely to be considered a capable leader (+18%), intelligent (+17%) and good in a crisis (+15%) – although these margins have dropped considerably since March.