Leader Attributes – Comparisons

Feb 3, 2015

 

 

Abbott

Shorten

 

Difference

Erratic

60%

31%

+29

Out of touch with ordinary people

72%

45%

+27

Arrogant

65%

39%

+26

Narrow-minded

63%

38%

+25

Intolerant

54%

30%

+24

Aggressive

45%

28%

+17

Superficial

55%

41%

+14

More honest than most politicians

30%

29%

+1

Good in a crisis

36%

37%

-1

Hard-working

58%

61%

-3

Trustworthy

27%

33%

-6

Visionary

22%

30%

-8

Intelligent

50%

62%

-12

A capable leader

34%

47%

-13

Understands the problems facing Australia

35%

52%

-17

Compared to Bill Shorten, Tony Abbott is much more likely to be considered erratic (+29), out of touch with ordinary people (+27), arrogant (+26), narrow minded (+25) and intolerant (+24).

Bill Shorten is regarded by more respondents to be someone who understands the problems facing Australia (-17), a capable leader (-13) and intelligent (-12).