Essential Report

Hillary Clinton Attributes

Nov 1, 2016

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Democratic American Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton?

  Yes No Don’t know
Intelligent 74% 13% 13%
Hard-working 71% 14% 15%
A capable leader 60% 21% 19%
Understands the problems facing American 57% 25% 18%
Visionary 39% 39% 23%
Good in a crisis 54% 20% 26%
Superficial 31% 51% 18%
More honest than most politicians 24% 51% 25%
Trustworthy 33% 42% 25%
Narrow-minded 22% 60% 18%
Arrogant 33% 54% 13%
Out of touch with ordinary people 34% 47% 20%
Intolerant 20% 61% 19%
Aggressive 28% 57% 14%
Erratic 20% 64% 16%
Someone who will strengthen the US relationship with Australia 53% 21% 26%

The most common attributes for Hillary Clinton were seen to be:

  • Intelligent (74%)
  • Hard-working (71%)
  • A capable leader (60%)
  • Understands the problems facing America (57%)
  • Good in a crisis (54%)

33% or less of Australians agreed that each of the negative attributes described Hillary Clinton.

In terms of negative attributes the most commonly agreed with were ‘out of touch with ordinary people’ (34%) and ‘arrogant’ (33%), however far more disagreed than agreed that these attributes described Hillary Clinton.

Over half (53%) believe that Hillary Clinton is ‘someone who will strengthen the US relationship with Australia’.

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