Leader attributes – Tony Abbott

Jun 2, 2015

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

Sep 2013 (as Opposition leader)

Oct 2013

May 2014

Dec 2014

Feb 2015

Total 2 Jun 2015

Change

Out of touch with ordinary people

52%

51%

67%

66%

72%

65%

-7

Narrow-minded

55%

54%

61%

61%

63%

63%

Arrogant

52%

54%

63%

61%

65%

62%

-3

Hard working

71%

67%

57%

62%

58%

59%

+1

Erratic

43%

43%

51%

52%

60%

54%

-6

Superficial

48%

49%

57%

54%

55%

54%

-1

Intolerant

47%

49%

55%

53%

54%

51%

-3

Intelligent

63%

62%

52%

51%

50%

51%

+1

Aggressive

47%

46%

52%

49%

45%

48%

+3

A capable leader

46%

52%

41%

43%

34%

40%

+6

Good in a crisis

39%

45%

35%

42%

36%

38%

+2

Understands the problems facing Australia

46%

51%

42%

40%

35%

38%

+3

Trustworthy

38%

40%

29%

30%

27%

31%

+4

More honest than most politicians

34%

39%

30%

30%

30%

28%

-2

Visionary

35%

33%

31%

27%

22%

25%

+3

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were out of touch with ordinary people (65%), narrow-minded (63%), arrogant (62%) and hard working (59%).

Since February, the largest shifts have been for out of touch with ordinary people (-7), erratic (-6) and a capable leader (+6).

Overall, Tony Abbott’s ratings have recovered from the lows of February to be at similar levels to December last year.

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