Leader Attributes – Comparisons

Oct 29, 2013
 

Abbott

Shorten

 

Difference

Narrow-minded

54%

31%

+23

Arrogant

54%

35%

+19

Intolerant

49%

30%

+19

Aggressive

46%

31%

+15

Erratic

43%

30%

+13

Superficial

49%

37%

+12

More honest than most politicians

39%

27%

+12

Out of touch with ordinary people

51%

42%

+9

Trustworthy

40%

34%

+6

Good in a crisis

45%

40%

+5

A capable leader

52%

49%

+3

Hard-working

67%

65%

+2

Understands the problems facing Australia

51%

50%

+1

Visionary

33%

33%

Intelligent

62%

69%

-7

Compared to Bill Shorten, Tony Abbott is much more likely to be considered narrow minded (+23), arrogant (+19), intolerant (+19), aggressive (+15) and erratic (+13).

Bill Shorten is regarded by more respondents to be intelligent (-7).

Note that Bill Shorten’s ratings are mostly lower than those of Tony Abbott on both positive and negative attributes – presumably because he is less well known.