Leader attributes – Tony Abbott

Sep 2, 2013

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott?

 

5 Jul 10

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

14 Jan 13

2 Apr

23 Jun

8 Jul

 

2 Sep

Change

Hard-working

76%

75%

68%

70%

70%

68%

65%

71%

+6

Intelligent

70%

61%

56%

64%

63%

62%

60%

63%

+3

Narrow-minded

56%

54%

54%

56%

53%

55%

55%

55%

Arrogant

59%

60%

61%

61%

56%

59%

54%

52%

-2

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

57%

54%

54%

52%

52%

50%

52%

+2

Superficial

49%

49%

48%

49%

49%

47%

48%

+1

Aggressive

55%

49%

51%

50%

47%

-3

Intolerant

49%

48%

48%

46%

47%

+1

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

48%

49%

47%

49%

44%

45%

46%

+1

A capable leader

47%

45%

41%

43%

47%

44%

42%

46%

+4

Erratic

51%

45%

47%

45%

43%

-2

Good in a crisis

40%

40%

36%

39%

44%

38%

38%

39%

+1

Trustworthy

33%

32%

32%

33%

36%

31%

32%

38%

+6

Visionary

32%

27%

26%

28%

37%

30%

26%

35%

+9

More honest than most politicians

33%

32%

30%

29%

36%

29%

30%

34%

+4

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were hard-working (71%), intelligent (63%), narrow-minded (55%), arrogant (52%) and out of touch with ordinary people (52%).

Since July, the largest shifts have been for visionary (+9), hard-working (+6) and trustworthy (+6).