Essential Report

Leader attributes – Bill Shorten

Sep 27, 2016

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

  Total   May 2016   Change
Hard working 61%   60%   +1
Intelligent 59%   60%   -1
Understands the problems facing Australia 49%   50%   -1
Out of touch with ordinary people 46%   42%   +4
Superficial 45%   44%   +1
A capable leader 45%   43%   +2
Arrogant 44%   40%   +4
Narrow-minded 42%   40%   +2
Erratic 39%   37%   +2
Good in a crisis 39%   37%   +2
Aggressive 36%   30%   +6
Intolerant 33%   30%   +3
Trustworthy 32%   31%   +1
Visionary 32%   28%   +4
More honest than most politicians 29%   26%   +3

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were hard working (61%), intelligent (59%) and understands the problems facing Australia (49%).

Since May, the main changes have been for aggressive (up 6%), out of touch with ordinary people (up 4%), arrogant (up 4%) and visionary (up 4%).

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