Attributes to describe the Prime Minister

Oct 4, 2010

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

  5 Jul 10 4 Oct 10 Difference
Intelligent 87% 81% -6%
Hard-working 89% 82% -7%
A capable leader 72% 59% -13%
Demanding 58% 58% 0%
Arrogant 37% 39% 2%
Out of touch with ordinary people 35% 44% 9%
Understands the problems facing Australia 68% 55% -13%
Visionary 48% 38% -10%
Good in a crisis 61% 46% -15%
Narrow-minded 28% 35% 7%
Down to earth 68% 62% -6%
Too inflexible 26% 36% 10%
Complacent 27% 31% 4%
More honest than most politicians 45% 37% -8%
Trustworthy 49% 42% -7%

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Attributes to describe the Prime Minister – Gender difference

Oct 4, 2010

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

  Total Male Female
Intelligent 81% 79% 84%
Hard-working 82% 80% 83%
A capable leader 59% 57% 61%
Demanding 58% 62% 54%
Arrogant 39% 38% 39%
Out of touch with ordinary people 44% 47% 41%
Understands the problems facing Australia 55% 53% 56%
Visionary 38% 38% 38%
Good in a crisis 46% 46% 46%
Narrow-minded 35% 38% 31%
Down to earth 62% 60% 65%
Too inflexible 36% 40% 33%
Complacent 31% 34% 28%
More honest than most politicians 37% 39% 35%
Trustworthy 42% 45% 39%

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Comparison of Leader Attributes

Oct 4, 2010

 

  Julia Gillard Tony Abbott Difference
Intelligent 81% 71% 10%
Hard-working 82% 78% 4%
A capable leader 59% 52% 7%
Demanding 58% 61% -3%
Arrogant 39% 60% -21%
Out of touch with ordinary people 44% 53% -9%
Understands the problems facing Australia 55% 53% 2%
Visionary 38% 31% 7%
Good in a crisis 46% 42% 4%
Narrow-minded 35% 53% -18%
Down to earth 62% 47% 15%
Too inflexible 36% 43% -7%
Complacent 31% 32% -1%
More honest than most politicians 37% 32% 5%
Trustworthy 42% 35% 7%

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View of Tony Abbott

Oct 4, 2010

 Q.  Some people say that Tony Abbott is unfairly putting roadblocks in the way of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s programs.  Others say that he is merely performing the appropriate role for the leader of the opposition.  Which is closer to your view?

Tony Abbott is unfairly putting roadblocks in the way of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s programs 46%
Tony Abbott is performing the appropriate role for the leader of the opposition 54%

 Lib/Nat voters were far more likely to state that Tony Abbott is performing the appropriate role as leader (93%). Labor (80%) and Green (73%) voters were more like to state that Tony Abbott is unfairly putting roadblocks in the way of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s programs.

 Those aged 65+ were more likely to state that Tony Abbott is performing the appropriate role as leader (64%). Comments »

View of both leaders

Oct 4, 2010

 

 Q.  Some people say that with such a closely divided Parliament, both leaders – Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott – should be willing to modify some of their previously-held positions and made more compromises with the opposing side. Others say, that is wrong, that they should stick to the positions they were each elected on. Which is closer to your view?

Both leaders should be willing to modify some of their previously-held positions and made more compromises with the opposing side 52%
Both leaders should they should stick to the positions they were each elected on 48%

 Labor (64%) and Green voters (65%) voters were more likely to state that both leaders should be willing to modify some of their previously-held positions. Lib/Nat voters were more likely to state that both leaders should they should stick to the positions (64%).

 Those aged 25-34 were more likely (65%) to state that both leaders should be willing to modify some of their previously-held positions. Comments »

Assessment of Leaders

Sep 13, 2010

 Q. Which leader – Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott – would you say has shown more leadership abilities during the period since the election?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Julia Gillard 47% 92% 10% 73%
Tony Abbott 35% 2% 75% 4%
Don’t know 18% 6% 15% 23%

 47% think Julia Gillard has shown more leadership abilities during the period since the election and 35% favour Tony Abbott.

By gender – men favour Julia Gillard 47%/38%, women 48%/31%. Comments »

Better Prime Minister

Aug 31, 2010

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott?

  5 Jul 10 19 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 2 Aug 10 9 Aug 10 16 Ag 10 30 Aug Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens   Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott21 Jun 10
Julia Gillard 53% 50% 51% 48% 45% 46% 46% 94% 3% 66%   47%
Tony Abbott 26% 27% 26% 30% 33% 35% 36% 1% 83% 8%   30%
Don’t know 21% 23% 23% 22% 21% 19% 18% 4% 14% 26%   23%

46% think Julia Gillard would make the better Prime Minister and 36% prefer Tony Abbott – a similar margin to previous poll.

Julia Gillard is preferred 94% to 1% by Labor voters – and Tony Abbott is preferred 83% to 3% by Liberal/National voters. Greens voters prefer Julia Gillard 66% to 8%.

Men prefer Julia Gillard 44%/41% and women 48%/32%. Comments »

Opinion of Julia Gillard

Aug 20, 2010

Q. Since the election was called has your opinion of Julia Gillard and the Labor Party gone up or down?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens   2 weeks ago
Total gone up 21% 42% 8% 22%   19%
Total gone down 40% 13% 67% 28%   42%
Gone up a lot 6% 16% * 3%   6%
Gone up a little 15% 26% 8% 19%   13%
Stayed the same 35% 44% 23% 48%   32%
Gone down a little 18% 12% 26% 15%   20%
Gone down a lot 22% 1% 41% 13%   22%
Don’t know 4% 1% 1% 2%   7%

21% say their opinion of Julia Gillard and the Labor Party has gone up during the election campaign and 40% say it has gone down.

This is a slight improvement on their position 2 weeks ago when opinion was 19% up and 42% down.

By gender – men 20% up/43% down and women 23% up/36% down. Comments »

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