Attributes of the Labor Party

Mar 25, 2014

Q. Here is a list of things both favourable and unfavourable that have been said about various political parties. Which statements do you feel fit the Labor Party?

 

6 Jul 09

14 Mar 10

27 April 11

28 May 12

2 Apr 13

19 Aug

5 Nov

 

Total 25 Mar

Change

Will promise to do anything to win votes

57%

63%

72%

70%

71%

65%

63%

63%

Divided

30%

36%

66%

73%

82%

66%

72%

58%

-14

Looks after the interests of working people

39%

47%

42%

53%

52%

54%

+2

Moderate

65%

63%

51%

50%

47%

48%

51%

52%

+1

Out of touch with ordinary people

44%

48%

61%

58%

63%

51%

53%

49%

-4

Understands the problems facing Australia

62%

54%

40%

46%

39%

50%

46%

49%

+3

Have good policies

46%

41%

44%

+3

Have a vision for the future

43%

41%

42%

49%

43%

43%

Clear about what they stand for

28%

31%

27%

38%

34%

42%

+8

Too close to the big corporate and financial interests

46%

36%

39%

31%

34%

34%

Has a good team of leaders

60%

52%

34%

29%

24%

36%

31%

34%

+3

Trustworthy

30%

29%

31%

+2

Extreme

25%

26%

38%

31%

38%

34%

31%

30%

-1

Keeps its promises

44%

33%

20%

22%

19%

27%

26%

30%

+4

The Labor Party’s main attributes were – will promise anything to win votes (63%), divided (58%), looks after the interests of working people (54%) and moderate (52%).

Main changes since November were – divided (down 14% to 58%), clear about what they stand for (up 8% to 42%), out of touch with ordinary people (down 4% to 49%) and keeps its promises (up 4%to 30%).

Attributes of the Liberal Party

Mar 25, 2014

Q. And which statements do you feel fit the Liberal Party?

 

6 Jul 09

14
Mar
10

27 April 11

28 May 12

2 Apr 13

19 Aug

5 Nov

 

Total 25 Mar

Change

Will promise to do anything to win votes

67%

72%

65%

63%

67%

65%

63%

67%

+4

Too close to the big corporate and financial interests

60%

58%

59%

60%

63%

62%

-1

Out of touch with ordinary people

62%

58%

54%

53%

54%

58%

56%

59%

+3

Have a vision for the future

48%

48%

52%

51%

55%

53%

-2

Clear about what they stand for

44%

46%

48%

45%

56%

50%

-6

Understands the problems facing Australia

44%

43%

51%

52%

50%

48%

50%

47%

-3

Moderate

50%

50%

55%

52%

52%

48%

50%

46%

-4

Have good policies

38%

46%

44%

-2

Has a good team of leaders

29%

31%

40%

39%

41%

36%

46%

43%

-3

Looks after the interests of working people

38%

40%

40%

36%

37%

37%

Extreme

36%

38%

36%

34%

35%

39%

42%

37%

-5

Keeps its promises

28%

23%

33%

34%

34%

32%

39%

35%

-4

Trustworthy

30%

35%

32%

-3

Divided

74%

66%

49%

37%

32%

31%

25%

32%

+7

The Liberal Party’s main attributes were – will promise anything to win votes (67%), too close to the big corporate and financial interest (62%), out of touch with ordinary people (59%), have a vision for the future (53%) and clear about what they stand for (50%).

Main changes since November were – divided (up 7% to 32%), clear about what they stand for (down 6% to 50%), extreme (down 5% to 37%), will do anything to win votes (up 4% to 67%), keeps it promises (down 4% to 35%) and moderate (down 4% to 46%).

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 – Tony Abbott

Apr 2, 2013

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

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

Hard-working

76%

78%

72%

75%

68%

67%

70%

70%

Intelligent

70%

71%

64%

61%

56%

62%

64%

63%

-1%

Arrogant

59%

60%

58%

60%

61%

63%

61%

56%

-5%

Narrow-minded

56%

53%

51%

54%

54%

59%

56%

53%

-3%

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

53%

54%

57%

54%

57%

54%

52%

-2%

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

50%

48%

49%

43%

47%

49%

+2%

Superficial

45%

49%

49%

51%

48%

49%

+1%

Aggressive

59%

55%

49%

-6%

Intolerant

53%

49%

48%

-1%

A capable leader

47%

52%

48%

45%

41%

37%

43%

47%

+4%

Erratic

51%

51%

45%

-6%

Good in a crisis

40%

42%

41%

40%

36%

35%

39%

44%

+5%

Visionary

32%

31%

27%

27%

26%

29%

28%

37%

+9%

More honest than most politicians

33%

32%

31%

32%

30%

27%

29%

36%

+7%

Trustworthy

33%

35%

34%

32%

32%

30%

33%

36%

+3%

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were hard-working (70%), intelligent (63%), arrogant (56%), narrow-minded (53%) and out of touch with ordinary people (52%).

Since January the major shifts have been for visionary (+9%), more honest than most politicians (+7%), erratic (-6%), aggressive (-6%), arrogant (-5%) and good in a crisis (+5%).

Leader attributes – comparisons

Apr 2, 2013
 

Gillard

Abbott

Difference

Out of touch with ordinary people

64%

52%

+12%

Erratic

55%

45%

+10%

Intelligent

69%

63%

+6%

Superficial

55%

49%

+6%

Aggressive

55%

49%

+6%

Narrow-minded

55%

53%

+2%

Intolerant

49%

48%

+1%

Good in a crisis

44%

44%

Arrogant

55%

56%

-1%

Hard-working

66%

70%

-4%

Visionary

30%

37%

-7%

More honest than most politicians

27%

36%

-9%

A capable leader

37%

47%

-10%

Trustworthy

25%

36%

-11%

Understands the problems facing Australia

37%

49%

-12%

Compared to Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard is seen as more likely to be considered out of touch with ordinary people (+12%) and erratic (+10%).

Tony Abbott is regarded by significantly more respondents to understand the problems facing Australians (+12) and to be trustworthy (+11%), a capable leader (+10%) and more honest than most politicians (+9%).

Leader Attributes – Julia Gillard

Jan 14, 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

Change

Intelligent

87%

81%

75%

73%

61%

68%

72%

+4%

Hard-working

89%

82%

76%

75%

65%

69%

72%

+3%

A capable leader

72%

59%

52%

42%

38%

43%

50%

+7%

Arrogant

37%

39%

44%

48%

53%

46%

47%

+1%

Out of touch with ordinary people

35%

44%

50%

60%

65%

56%

53%

-3%

Understands the problems facing Australia

68%

55%

52%

44%

41%

43%

47%

+4%

Visionary

48%

38%

30%

26%

25%

31%

29%

-2%

Superficial

51%

52%

54%

46%

46%

Good in a crisis

61%

46%

46%

41%

36%

43%

50%

+7%

Narrow-minded

28%

35%

43%

46%

53%

46%

45%

-1%

More honest than most politicians

45%

37%

37%

29%

26%

31%

30%

-1%

Trustworthy

49%

42%

40%

30%

25%

30%

32%

+2%

Intolerant

37%

37%

Aggressive

42%

46%

+4%

Erratic

43%

40%

-3%

Gillard’s key attributes were hard-working (72%), intelligent (72%), out of touch with ordinary people (53%), a capable leader (50%) and good in a crisis (50%).    Almost all positive leader attributes for Gillard moved up from the last time the question was polled in September 2012.   The biggest shifts on the positive attributes were on a capable leader (+7%) and good in a crisis (+7%).

Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

Jan 14, 2013

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

 

5 Jul 10

4 Oct 10

7 Feb 11

27 Jun 11

2 Apr 12

17 Sept 12

14 Jan 13

Change

Intelligent

70%

71%

64%

61%

56%

62%

64%

+2%

Hard-working

76%

78%

72%

75%

68%

67%

70%

+3%

A capable leader

47%

52%

48%

45%

41%

37%

43%

+6%

Arrogant

59%

60%

58%

60%

61%

63%

61%

-2%

Out of touch with ordinary people

57%

53%

54%

57%

54%

57%

54%

-3%

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

50%

48%

49%

43%

47%

+4%

Visionary

32%

31%

27%

27%

26%

29%

28%

-1%

Superficial

45%

49%

49%

51%

48%

-3%

Good in a crisis

40%

42%

41%

40%

36%

35%

39%

+4%

Narrow-minded

56%

53%

51%

54%

54%

59%

56%

-3%

More honest than most politicians

33%

32%

31%

32%

30%

27%

29%

+2%

Trustworthy

33%

35%

34%

32%

32%

30%

33%

+3%

Intolerant

53%

49%

-4%

Aggressive

59%

55%

-4%

Erratic

51%

51%

Abbott’s key attributes were hard-working (70%), intelligent (64%), arrogant (61%), narrow-minded (56%), aggressive (55%) and out of touch with ordinary people (54%).

Since September last year, Tony Abbott has improved his ratings a little on most positive attributes – the biggest shift being for a capable leader (+6%).

Leader attributes – comparisons

Jan 14, 2013
 

Gillard

Abbott

Difference

Intelligent

72%

64%

+8%

Hard-working

72%

70%

+2%

A capable leader

50%

43%

+7%

Arrogant

47%

61%

-14%

Out of touch with ordinary people

53%

54%

-1%

Understands the problems facing Australia

47%

47%

Visionary

29%

28%

+1%

Superficial

46%

48%

-2%

Good in a crisis

50%

39%

+11%

Narrow-minded

45%

56%

-11%

More honest than most politicians

30%

29%

+1%

Trustworthy

32%

33%

-1%

Intolerant

37%

49%

-12%

Aggressive

46%

55%

-9%

Erratic

40%

51%

-11%

Compared to Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard is seen as more likely to be considered good in a crisis (+11%), intelligent (+8%) and a capable leader (+7%).

Abbott is regarded by significantly more respondents to be arrogant (+14%), narrow minded (+11%), intolerant (+12%) and erratic (+11%).

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