Leader Attributes – Comparisons

May 27, 2014
 

Abbott

Shorten

 

Difference

Out of touch with ordinary people

67%

39%

+28

Arrogant

63%

36%

+27

Narrow-minded

61%

35%

+26

Intolerant

55%

29%

+26

Aggressive

52%

32%

+20

Erratic

51%

32%

+19

Superficial

57%

42%

+15

Visionary

31%

30%

+1

More honest than most politicians

30%

32%

-2

Good in a crisis

35%

40%

-5

Trustworthy

29%

36%

-7

Hard-working

57%

66%

-9

Understands the problems facing Australia

42%

53%

-9

A capable leader

41%

51%

-10

Intelligent

52%

66%

-14

Compared to Bill Shorten, Tony Abbott is much more likely to be considered out of touch with ordinary people (+28), arrogant (+27), narrow minded (+26), intolerant (+26) and aggressive (+20).

Bill Shorten is regarded by more respondents to be intelligent (-14) and  a capable leader (-10).