Essential Report

Donald Trump Attributes

Nov 1, 2016

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Republican American Presidential nominee, Donald Trump?

  Yes No Don’t know
Intelligent 30% 56% 14%
Hard-working 38% 45% 17%
A capable leader 15% 71% 14%
Understands the problems facing America 22% 62% 17%
Visionary 19% 67% 14%
Good in a crisis 13% 66% 21%
Superficial 71% 15% 14%
More honest than most politicians 20% 66% 14%
Trustworthy 9% 77% 14%
Narrow-minded 75% 13% 12%
Arrogant 85% 7% 8%
Out of touch with ordinary people 67% 19% 14%
Intolerant 74% 13% 13%
Aggressive 83% 8% 9%
Erratic 78% 10% 13%
Someone who will strengthen the US relationship with Australia 11% 71% 18%

The most common attributes for Donald Trump were seen to be:

  • Arrogant (85%)
  • Aggressive (83%)
  • Erratic (78%)
  • Narrow-minded (75%)
  • Superficial (71%)

38% or less of Australians agreed that each of the positive attributes described Donald Trump. In terms of positive attributes the most commonly agreed with were ‘hard-working’ (38%) and ‘intelligent’ (30%); however far more disagreed than agreed that these attributed describes Donald Trump.

Just 11% believe that Donald Trump is ‘someone who will strengthen the US relationship with Australia’.

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