Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

May 27, 2014

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

 

2 Sep 14

(as Opposition leader)

29 Oct 14

15 Apr

 

Total

27 May

Change

Out of touch with ordinary people

52%

51%

56%

67%

+11

Arrogant

52%

54%

58%

63%

+5

Narrow-minded

55%

54%

56%

61%

+5

Hard working

71%

67%

66%

57%

-9

Superficial

48%

49%

50%

57%

+7

Intolerant

47%

49%

47%

55%

+8

Intelligent

63%

62%

59%

52%

-7

Aggressive

47%

46%

45%

52%

+7

Erratic

43%

43%

43%

51%

+8

Understands the problems facing Australia

46%

51%

48%

42%

-5

A capable leader

46%

52%

50%

41%

-9

Good in a crisis

39%

45%

45%

35%

-10

Visionary

35%

33%

34%

31%

-3

More honest than most politicians

34%

39%

37%

30%

-7

Trustworthy

38%

40%

40%

29%

-11

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were out of touch with ordinary people (67%), arrogant (63%), narrow-minded (61%), hard working (57%) and superficial (57%).

Since April, the largest shifts have been for out of touch with ordinary people (+11), trustworthy (-11), good in a crisis (-10), hard working (-9) and a capable leader (-9).

Leader Attributes – Bill Shorten

May 27, 2014

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

 

29 Oct 14

15 Apr

 

Total

27 May

Change

Intelligent

69%

63%

66%

+3

Hard working

65%

60%

66%

+6

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

44%

53%

+9

A capable leader

49%

42%

51%

+9

Superficial

37%

43%

42%

-1

Good in a crisis

40%

36%

40%

+4

Out of touch with ordinary people

42%

44%

39%

-5

Trustworthy

34%

32%

36%

+4

Arrogant

35%

40%

36%

-4

Narrow-minded

31%

39%

35%

-4

More honest than most politicians

27%

26%

32%

+6

Erratic

30%

37%

32%

-5

Aggressive

31%

31%

32%

+1

Visionary

33%

28%

30%

+2

Intolerant

30%

32%

29%

-3

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were intelligent (66%), hard working (66%), understands the problems facing Australia (53%) and a capable leader (51%).

Since April, the largest shifts have been for a capable leader (+9), understands the problems facing Australia (+9), hard working (+6) and more honest than most politicians (+6).

Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

Apr 15, 2014

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

 

2 Sep 14

(as Opposition leader)

29 Oct 14

 

Total

15 Apr

Change

Hard working

71%

67%

66%

-1

Intelligent

63%

62%

59%

-3

Arrogant

52%

54%

58%

+4

Narrow-minded

55%

54%

56%

+2

Out of touch with ordinary people

52%

51%

56%

+5

A capable leader

46%

52%

50%

-2

Superficial

48%

49%

50%

+1

Understands the problems facing Australia

46%

51%

48%

-3

Intolerant

47%

49%

47%

-2

Aggressive

47%

46%

45%

-1

Good in a crisis

39%

45%

45%

Erratic

43%

43%

43%

Trustworthy

38%

40%

40%

More honest than most politicians

34%

39%

37%

-2

Visionary

35%

33%

34%

+1

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were hard working (66%), intelligent (59%), arrogant (58%), narrow-minded (56%) and out of touch with ordinary people (56%).

Since October, the largest shifts have been for out of touch with ordinary people (+5) and arrogant (+4).

Leader Attributes – Bill Shorten

Apr 15, 2014

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

 

29 Oct 14

 

Total

15 Apr

Change

Intelligent

69%

63%

-6

Hard working

65%

60%

-5

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

44%

-6

Out of touch with ordinary people

42%

44%

+2

Superficial

37%

43%

+6

A capable leader

49%

42%

-7

Arrogant

35%

40%

+5

Narrow-minded

31%

39%

+8

Erratic

30%

37%

+7

Good in a crisis

40%

36%

-4

Trustworthy

34%

32%

-2

Intolerant

30%

32%

+2

Aggressive

31%

31%

Visionary

33%

28%

-5

More honest than most politicians

27%

26%

-1

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were intelligent (63%), hard working (60%), understands the problems facing Australia (44%) and out of touch with ordinary people (44%). Since October, the largest shifts have been for narrow-minded (+8), a capable leader (-7), erratic (+7), intelligent (-6), understands the problems facing Australia (-6) and superficial (+6).

Leader attributes – Julia Gillard

Jun 24, 2013

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

 

5 Jul 10

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

14 Jan 13

2 Apr 13

 

23 Jun 13

Change

Hard-working

89%

75%

65%

72%

66%

71%

+5

Intelligent

87%

73%

61%

72%

69%

69%

Out of touch with ordinary people

35%

60%

65%

53%

64%

57%

-7

Superficial

52%

54%

46%

55%

49%

-6

Arrogant

37%

48%

53%

47%

55%

48%

-7

Erratic

40%

55%

47%

-8

Narrow-minded

28%

46%

53%

45%

55%

46%

-9

Aggressive

46%

55%

45%

-10

A capable leader

72%

42%

38%

50%

37%

44%

+7

Understands the problems facing Australia

68%

44%

41%

47%

37%

42%

+5

Good in a crisis

61%

41%

36%

50%

44%

41%

-3

Intolerant

37%

49%

39%

-10

Visionary

48%

26%

25%

29%

30%

32%

+2

More honest than most politicians

45%

29%

26%

30%

27%

30%

+3

Trustworthy

49%

30%

25%

32%

25%

30%

+5

Julia Gillard’s key attributes were hard-working (71%), intelligent (69%), out of touch with ordinary people (57%), superficial (49%), arrogant (48%), and erratic (47%). Almost all positive leader attributes for Gillard moved up and the negative attributes moved down from the last time the question was polled in April.   The biggest shifts were for aggressive (-10), intolerant (-10), narrow-minded (-9), erratic (-8),  a capable leader (+7), arrogant (-7) and out of touch with ordinary people (-7).

Leader attributes – Tony Abbott

Jun 24, 2013

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

 

5 Jul 10

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

14 jan 13

2 Apr 13

 

23 Jun 13

Change

Hard-working

76%

75%

68%

70%

70%

68%

-2

Intelligent

70%

61%

56%

64%

63%

62%

-1

Arrogant

59%

60%

61%

61%

56%

59%

+3

Narrow-minded

56%

54%

54%

56%

53%

55%

+2

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

57%

54%

54%

52%

52%

Aggressive

55%

49%

51%

+2

Superficial

49%

49%

48%

49%

49%

Intolerant

49%

48%

48%

Erratic

51%

45%

47%

+2

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

48%

49%

47%

49%

44%

-5

A capable leader

47%

45%

41%

43%

47%

44%

-3

Good in a crisis

40%

40%

36%

39%

44%

38%

-6

Visionary

32%

27%

26%

28%

37%

30%

-7

More honest than most politicians

33%

32%

30%

29%

36%

29%

-7

Trustworthy

33%

32%

32%

33%

36%

31%

-5

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were hard-working (68%), intelligent (62%), arrogant (59%), narrow-minded (55%), out of touch with ordinary people (52%) and aggressive (51%.

Since April the major shifts have been for visionary (-7%), more honest than most politicians (-7%), good in a crisis (-6%), understands their problems facing Australia (-5) and trustworthy (-5).

Leader attributes – Julia Gillard

Apr 2, 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

2
Apr
13

Change

Intelligent

87%

81%

75%

73%

61%

68%

72%

69%

-3%

Hard-working

89%

82%

76%

75%

65%

69%

72%

66%

-6%

Out of touch with ordinary people

35%

44%

50%

60%

65%

56%

53%

64%

+11%

Arrogant

37%

39%

44%

48%

53%

46%

47%

55%

+8%

Superficial

51%

52%

54%

46%

46%

55%

+9%

Narrow-minded

28%

35%

43%

46%

53%

46%

45%

55%

+10%

Aggressive

42%

46%

55%

+9%

Erratic

43%

40%

55%

+15%

Intolerant

37%

37%

49%

+12%

Good in a crisis

61%

46%

46%

41%

36%

43%

50%

44%

-6%

A capable leader

72%

59%

52%

42%

38%

43%

50%

37%

-13%

Understands the problems facing Australia

68%

55%

52%

44%

41%

43%

47%

37%

-10%

Visionary

48%

38%

30%

26%

25%

31%

29%

30%

+1%

More honest than most politicians

45%

37%

37%

29%

26%

31%

30%

27%

-3%

Trustworthy

49%

42%

40%

30%

25%

30%

32%

25%

-7%

Julia Gillard’s key attributes were intelligent (69%), hard-working (66%), out of touch with ordinary people (64%), arrogant (55%), superficial (55%), narrow-minded (55%), aggressive (55%) and erratic (55%).    Almost all positive leader attributes for Gillard moved down and the negative attributes moved down from the last time the question was polled in January.   The biggest shifts were for erratic (+15%), a capable leader (-13%), intolerant (+12), out of touch with ordinary people (+11%), narrow-minded (+10%) and understands the problems facing Australia (-10%).

Leader Attributes – Julia Gillard

Sep 17, 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

17 Sept 12

Change

Intelligent

87%

81%

75%

73%

61%

68%

+7%

Hard-working

89%

82%

76%

75%

65%

69%

+4%

A capable leader

72%

59%

52%

42%

38%

43%

+5%

Arrogant

37%

39%

44%

48%

53%

46%

-7%

Out of touch with ordinary people

35%

44%

50%

60%

65%

56%

-9%

Understands the problems facing Australia

68%

55%

52%

44%

41%

43%

+2%

Visionary

48%

38%

30%

26%

25%

31%

+6%

Superficial

51%

52%

54%

46%

-8%

Good in a crisis

61%

46%

46%

41%

36%

43%

+7%

Narrow-minded

28%

35%

43%

46%

53%

46%

-7%

More honest than most politicians

45%

37%

37%

29%

26%

31%

+5%

Trustworthy

49%

42%

40%

30%

25%

30%

+5%

Intolerant

37%

Aggressive

42%

Erratic

43%

Gillard’s key attributes were hard-working (69%), intelligent (68%) and out of touch with ordinary people (56%).    All positive leader attributes for Gillard moved up from the last time the question was polled in April 2012.   The biggest shifts on the positive attributes were on intelligent (+7%) and visionary (+6%).

All negative attributes shifted down from April.  The attributes that had the largest shifts downwards were out of touch with ordinary people (-10%) and superficial (-8%).

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