Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

Feb 3, 2015

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott? 

 

2 Sep 13

(as Opposition leader)

29 Oct 13

27 May 14

2 Dec 14

 

Total

3 Feb

Change

Out of touch with ordinary people

52%

51%

67%

66%

72%

+6

Arrogant

52%

54%

63%

61%

65%

+4

Narrow-minded

55%

54%

61%

61%

63%

+2

Erratic

43%

43%

51%

52%

60%

+8

Hard working

71%

67%

57%

62%

58%

-4

Superficial

48%

49%

57%

54%

55%

+1

Intolerant

47%

49%

55%

53%

54%

+1

Intelligent

63%

62%

52%

51%

50%

-1

Aggressive

47%

46%

52%

49%

45%

-4

Good in a crisis

39%

45%

35%

42%

36%

-6

Understands the problems facing Australia

46%

51%

42%

40%

35%

-5

A capable leader

46%

52%

41%

43%

34%

-9

More honest than most politicians

34%

39%

30%

30%

30%

Trustworthy

38%

40%

29%

30%

27%

-3

Visionary

35%

33%

31%

27%

22%

-5

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were out of touch with ordinary people (72%), arrogant (65%), narrow-minded (63%) and erratic (60%).

Since December, the largest shifts have been for a capable leader (-9), erratic (+8), out of touch with ordinary people (+6) and good in a crisis (-6).

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