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.

Comparison of Leader Attributes

Apr 2, 2012
 

Julia Gillard

Tony Abbott

Difference

Intelligent

61%

56%

+5%

Hard-working

65%

68%

-3%

A capable leader

38%

41%

-3%

Arrogant

53%

61%

-8%

Out of touch with ordinary people

65%

54%

+11%

Understands the problems facing Australia

41%

49%

-8%

Visionary

25%

26%

-1%

Superficial

54%

49%

+5%

Good in a crisis

36%

36%

Narrow-minded

53%

54%

-1%

More honest than most politicians

26%

30%

-4%

Trustworthy

25%

32%

-7%

Julia Gillard rates higher than Tony Abbott on out of touch with ordinary people (+11%), intelligent (+5%) and superficial (+5%).

She rates lower than Tony Abbott on arrogant (-8%), understands the problems facing Australia (-8%) and trustworthy (-7%).

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