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.

Leader attributes – Bill Shorten

Jun 2, 2015

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten?

Oct 2013

May 2014

Dec 2014

Feb 2015

Total 2 Jun 2015

Change

Intelligent

69%

66%

66%

62%

61%

-1

Hard working

65%

66%

64%

61%

60%

-1

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

53%

52%

49%

-3

Superficial

37%

42%

41%

41%

44%

+3

A capable leader

49%

51%

46%

47%

43%

-4

Out of touch with ordinary people

42%

39%

40%

45%

42%

-3

Arrogant

35%

36%

35%

39%

39%

Good in a crisis

40%

40%

38%

37%

38%

-1

Narrow-minded

31%

35%

36%

38%

34%

-4

Trustworthy

34%

36%

34%

33%

33%

Erratic

30%

32%

30%

31%

33%

+2

Visionary

33%

30%

30%

30%

29%

-1

More honest than most politicians

27%

32%

29%

29%

29%

Aggressive

31%

32%

29%

28%

28%

Intolerant

30%

29%

27%

30%

27%

-3

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were intelligent (61%), hard working (60%), understands the problems facing Australia (49%), superficial (44%) and a capable leader (43%).

Overall, there has been little change in Bill Shorten’s ratings since February.

Attributes of party leaders

Jun 24, 2014

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the leader of the Greens, Christine Milne?

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the leader of the Palmer United Party, Clive Palmer?

 

Christine Milne

Clive Palmer

Intelligent

56%

52%

Hard-working

57%

52%

A capable leader

44%

33%

Understands the problems facing Australia

41%

42%

Visionary

30%

35%

Good in a crisis

31%

28%

Superficial

38%

57%

More honest than most politicians

36%

31%

Trustworthy

37%

23%

Narrow-minded

48%

55%

Arrogant

38%

70%

Out of touch with ordinary people

51%

59%

Intolerant

36%

52%

Aggressive

38%

67%

Erratic

36%

64%

Christine Milne’s key attributes were hard working, intelligent, out of touch with ordinary people and narrow minded.

Clive Palmer’s key attributes were arrogant, aggressive, erratic, out of touch with ordinary people, superficial and narrow minded.

Leader Attributes – Bill Shorten

Oct 29, 2013

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten?

 

Total

Intelligent

69%

Hard working

65%

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

A capable leader

49%

Out of touch with ordinary people

42%

Good in a crisis

40%

Superficial

37%

Arrogant

35%

Trustworthy

34%

Visionary

33%

Narrow-minded

31%

Aggressive

31%

Erratic

30%

Intolerant

30%

More honest than most politicians

27%

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were intelligent (69%), hard working (65%), understands the problems facing Australia (50%) and a capable leader (49%).

 

Leader Attributes – Julia Gillard

Jan 14, 2013

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard?

 

5 Jul 10

4 Oct 10

7 Feb 11

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

17 Sept 12

14 Jan 13

Change

Intelligent

87%

81%

75%

73%

61%

68%

72%

+4%

Hard-working

89%

82%

76%

75%

65%

69%

72%

+3%

A capable leader

72%

59%

52%

42%

38%

43%

50%

+7%

Arrogant

37%

39%

44%

48%

53%

46%

47%

+1%

Out of touch with ordinary people

35%

44%

50%

60%

65%

56%

53%

-3%

Understands the problems facing Australia

68%

55%

52%

44%

41%

43%

47%

+4%

Visionary

48%

38%

30%

26%

25%

31%

29%

-2%

Superficial

51%

52%

54%

46%

46%

Good in a crisis

61%

46%

46%

41%

36%

43%

50%

+7%

Narrow-minded

28%

35%

43%

46%

53%

46%

45%

-1%

More honest than most politicians

45%

37%

37%

29%

26%

31%

30%

-1%

Trustworthy

49%

42%

40%

30%

25%

30%

32%

+2%

Intolerant

37%

37%

Aggressive

42%

46%

+4%

Erratic

43%

40%

-3%

Gillard’s key attributes were hard-working (72%), intelligent (72%), out of touch with ordinary people (53%), a capable leader (50%) and good in a crisis (50%).    Almost all positive leader attributes for Gillard moved up from the last time the question was polled in September 2012.   The biggest shifts on the positive attributes were on a capable leader (+7%) and good in a crisis (+7%).

Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

Jan 14, 2013

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

 

5 Jul 10

4 Oct 10

7 Feb 11

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

17 Sept 12

14 Jan 13

Change

Intelligent

70%

71%

64%

61%

56%

62%

64%

+2%

Hard-working

76%

78%

72%

75%

68%

67%

70%

+3%

A capable leader

47%

52%

48%

45%

41%

37%

43%

+6%

Arrogant

59%

60%

58%

60%

61%

63%

61%

-2%

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

53%

54%

57%

54%

57%

54%

-3%

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

50%

48%

49%

43%

47%

+4%

Visionary

32%

31%

27%

27%

26%

29%

28%

-1%

Superficial

45%

49%

49%

51%

48%

-3%

Good in a crisis

40%

42%

41%

40%

36%

35%

39%

+4%

Narrow-minded

56%

53%

51%

54%

54%

59%

56%

-3%

More honest than most politicians

33%

32%

31%

32%

30%

27%

29%

+2%

Trustworthy

33%

35%

34%

32%

32%

30%

33%

+3%

Intolerant

53%

49%

-4%

Aggressive

59%

55%

-4%

Erratic

51%

51%

Abbott’s key attributes were hard-working (70%), intelligent (64%), arrogant (61%), narrow-minded (56%), aggressive (55%) and out of touch with ordinary people (54%).

Since September last year, Tony Abbott has improved his ratings a little on most positive attributes – the biggest shift being for a capable leader (+6%).

Leader attributes – comparisons

Jan 14, 2013
 

Gillard

Abbott

Difference

Intelligent

72%

64%

+8%

Hard-working

72%

70%

+2%

A capable leader

50%

43%

+7%

Arrogant

47%

61%

-14%

Out of touch with ordinary people

53%

54%

-1%

Understands the problems facing Australia

47%

47%

Visionary

29%

28%

+1%

Superficial

46%

48%

-2%

Good in a crisis

50%

39%

+11%

Narrow-minded

45%

56%

-11%

More honest than most politicians

30%

29%

+1%

Trustworthy

32%

33%

-1%

Intolerant

37%

49%

-12%

Aggressive

46%

55%

-9%

Erratic

40%

51%

-11%

Compared to Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard is seen as more likely to be considered good in a crisis (+11%), intelligent (+8%) and a capable leader (+7%).

Abbott is regarded by significantly more respondents to be arrogant (+14%), narrow minded (+11%), intolerant (+12%) and erratic (+11%).

Attributes to describe the Prime Minister

Apr 2, 2012

Q.  Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard?

 

5 Jul 10

4 Oct 10

7 Feb 11

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

Difference

Intelligent

87%

81%

75%

73%

61%

-12%

Hard-working

89%

82%

76%

75%

65%

-10%

A capable leader

72%

59%

52%

42%

38%

-4%

Arrogant

37%

39%

44%

48%

53%

+5%

Out of touch with ordinary people

35%

44%

50%

60%

65%

+5%

Understands the problems facing Australia

68%

55%

52%

44%

41%

-3%

Visionary

48%

38%

30%

26%

25%

-1%

Superficial

51%

52%

54%

+2%

Good in a crisis

61%

46%

46%

41%

36%

-5%

Narrow-minded

28%

35%

43%

46%

53%

+7%

More honest than most politicians

45%

37%

37%

29%

26%

-3%

Trustworthy

49%

42%

40%

30%

25%

-5%

Julia Gillard’s key attributes were hard-working (65%), out of touch with ordinary people (65%) and intelligent (61%).

Major changes since this question was asked in June last year were decreases for intelligent (-12%), hard-working (-10%) and an increase of 7% for narrow-minded.

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