Leader Attributes – Comparisons

Dec 2, 2014

 

 

Abbott

Shorten

 

Difference

Out of touch with ordinary people

66%

40%

+26

Arrogant

61%

35%

+26

Intolerant

53%

27%

+26

Narrow-minded

61%

36%

+25

Erratic

52%

30%

+22

Aggressive

49%

29%

+20

Superficial

54%

41%

+13

Good in a crisis

42%

38%

+4

More honest than most politicians

30%

29%

+1

Hard-working

62%

64%

-2

Visionary

27%

30%

-3

A capable leader

43%

46%

-3

Trustworthy

30%

34%

-4

Understands the problems facing Australia

40%

53%

-13

Intelligent

51%

66%

-15

Compared to Bill Shorten, Tony Abbott is much more likely to be considered out of touch with ordinary people (+26), arrogant (+26), intolerant (+26) and narrow minded (+25).

Bill Shorten is regarded by more respondents to be intelligent (-15) and understands the problems facing Australia (-13).