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Dec 20, 2016
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Whether Malcolm Turnbull understands issues

Q. For each of the following groups of people – do you think the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull understands their issues and is likely to act in their interests?

  Understands their issues and is likely to act in their interests Understands their issues but is unlikely to act in their interests Does not understand their issues Don’t know
Students 11% 31% 38% 20%
Working mothers 14% 27% 40% 18%
Unemployed 14% 25% 45% 16%
Casual and part time workers 14% 29% 40% 17%
Full time workers 20% 37% 25% 17%
People on low incomes 11% 26% 48% 15%
People on high incomes 56% 17% 10% 17%
Pensioners 13% 28% 45% 15%
Self-funded retirees 18% 33% 30% 19%
Small business owners 20% 36% 25% 18%
People who work for small businesses 13% 37% 32% 18%
People who run large corporations 57% 17% 8% 18%
People who work for large corporations 34% 30% 15% 20%

57% think Malcolm Turnbull understands the issues of people who run large corporations and will act in their interests and 56% think he will act in the interests of people on high incomes.

37% think Malcolm Turnbull understands the issues for full time workers and people who work for small businesses but is unlikely to act in their interests. 36% think he understands the issues for small business owners but is unlikely to act in their interests.

People whose issues he does not understand included people on low incomes (48%), pensioners (45%) and the unemployed (45%).

Dec 18, 2018
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Leader attributes – Scott Morrison

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison?

  Total Sep 2018   Change
Intelligent 61% 66% -5
Hard-working 60% 60%
Out of touch with ordinary people 54% 51% +3
A capable leader 49% 54% -5
Understands the problems facing Australia 46% 51% -5
Narrow-minded 46% 41% +5
Superficial 45% 43% +2
Arrogant 43% 38% +5
Good in a crisis 41% 44% -3
Trustworthy 39% 41% -2
More honest than most politicians 39% 38%   +1
Visionary 38% 39% -1
Intolerant 37% 36% +1
Erratic 36% 29%   +7
Aggressive 34% 34%  

Scott Morrison’s key attributes were intelligent (61%, down 5% since September), hard working (60%, no change), out of touch with ordinary people (54%, up 3%) and a capable leader (49%, down 5%).

Main changes since September are for erratic (up 7%), intelligent, a capable leader, understands the problems facing Australia (all down 5%) and narrow-minded and arrogant (both up 5%).

Dec 18, 2018
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Leader attributes – Bill Shorten

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

  Total Sep 2018   Change
Hard working 57% 58% -1
Intelligent 56% 55% +1
Out of touch with ordinary people 50% 50%
Superficial 47% 50% -3
Arrogant 46% 50% -4
Understands the problems facing Australia 45% 48% -3
Narrow-minded 44% 44%
A capable leader 43% 43%
Erratic 40% 41% -1
Intolerant 39% 39%
Aggressive 37% 38% -1
Good in a crisis 36% 39% -3
Trustworthy 34% 33% +1
Visionary 32% 34% -2
More honest than most politicians 31% 29% +2

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were hard working (57%, down 1% since September), intelligent (56%, up 1%), out of touch with ordinary people (50%, no change), superficial (47%, down 3%) and arrogant (46%, down 4%).

The main change since September have been for arrogant (down 4%).

Dec 18, 2018
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Leader attributes – comparisions

  Scott Morrison Bill Shorten   Difference
More honest than most politicians 39% 31% +8
A capable leader 49% 43% +6
Visionary 38% 32% +6
Intelligent 61% 56% +5
Trustworthy 39% 34% +5
Good in a crisis 41% 36% +5
Out of touch with ordinary people 54% 50% +4
Hard-working 60% 57% +3
Narrow-minded 46% 44% +2
Understands the problems facing Australia 46% 45% +1
Intolerant 37% 39% -2
Superficial 45% 47% -2
Aggressive 34% 37% -3
Arrogant 43% 46% -3
Erratic 36% 40% -4

Compared to Bill Shorten, Scott Morrison is more likely to be considered more honest than most politicians (+8), a capable leader (+6) and visionary (+6).

Bill Shorten is a little more likely to be considered erratic (+4), arrogant (+3) and superficial (+3). However, on most attributes the gap between the two leaders has narrowed since these questions were last asked in September.

Sep 11, 2018
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Attributes of Scott Morrison

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison?

  Total Apr 2018 Turnbull   Change
Intelligent 66% 74%   -8
Hard-working 60% 60%  
A capable leader 54% 53%   +1
Out of touch with ordinary people 51% 63%   -12
Understands the problems facing Australia 51% 45%   +6
Good in a crisis 44% 47%   -3
Superficial 43% 51%   -8
Narrow-minded 41% 44%   -3
Trustworthy 41% 38%   +3
Visionary 39% 34%   +5
Arrogant 38% 51%   -13
More honest than most politicians 38% 36%   +2
Intolerant 36% 34%   +2
Aggressive 34% 30%   +4
Erratic 29% 34%   -5

Scott Morrison’s key attributes were intelligent (66%, but down 8% on Malcolm Turnbull’s last figures), hard working (60%, no change) and a capable leader (54%, up 1%).

 

Main changes from Malcolm Turnbull’s ratings are for arrogant (down 13%), out of touch with ordinary people (down 12%), intelligent (down 8%) and superficial (down 8%).

Sep 11, 2018
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Leader attributes – Bill Shorten

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

  Total Apr 2018   Change
Hard working 58% 60%   -2
Intelligent 55% 59%   -4
Out of touch with ordinary people 50% 50%  
Superficial 50% 47%   +3
Arrogant 50% 43%   +7
Understands the problems facing Australia 48% 47%   +1
Narrow-minded 44% 44%  
A capable leader 43% 44%   -1
Erratic 41% 40%   +1
Good in a crisis 39% 40%   -1
Intolerant 39% 36%   +3
Aggressive 38% 36%   +2
Visionary 34% 33%   +1
Trustworthy 33% 33%  
More honest than most politicians 29% 30%   -1

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were hard working (58%, down 2% since April), intelligent (55%, down 4%), out of touch with ordinary people (50%, no change), superficial (50%, up 3%) and arrogant (50%, up 7%).

 

The main changes since April have been for arrogant (up 7%) and intelligent (down 4%).

Sep 11, 2018
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Leader attributes – comparisons

  Scott Morrison Bill Shorten   Difference
Intelligent 66% 55%   +11
A capable leader 54% 43%   +11
More honest than most politicians 38% 29%   +9
Trustworthy 41% 33%   +8
Good in a crisis 44% 39%   +5
Visionary 39% 34%   +5
Understands the problems facing Australia 51% 48%   +3
Hard-working 60% 58%   +2
Out of touch with ordinary people 51% 50%   +1
Narrow-minded 41% 44%   -3
Intolerant 36% 39%   -3
Aggressive 34% 38%   -4
Superficial 43% 50%   -7
Arrogant 38% 50%   -12
Erratic 29% 41%   -12

 

Compared to Bill Shorten, Scott Morrison is more likely to be considered intelligent (+11), a capable leader (+11), more honest than most politicians (+9) and trustworthy (+8).

 

Bill Shorten is more likely to be considered erratic (+12), arrogant (+12) and superficial (+7).

Aug 27, 2018
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Attributes of the Liberal Party

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 Liberal Party?

  Total Change   Jul 2018
Divided 79% +23   56%
Out of touch with ordinary people 69% +5   64%
Will promise to do anything to win votes 68% +4   64%
Too close to the big corporate and financial interests 67%   67%
Moderate 48% -8   56%
Have a vision for the future 43% -9   52%
Have good policies 40% -6   46%
Understands the problems facing Australia 40% -2   42%
Extreme 40% +6   34%
Clear about what they stand for 33% -12   45%
Looks after the interests of working people 32% -5   37%
Has a good team of leaders 31% -14   45%
Trustworthy 30% -4   34%
Keeps its promises 28% -5   33%

 

The Liberal Party’s main attributes were – divided (79%), out of touch with ordinary people (69%), will promise anything to win votes (68%) and too close to the big corporate and financial interest (67%).

 

Main changes since last month were – divided (up 23%), has a good team of leaders (down 14%) and clear about what they stand for (down 12%).

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