Essential Report

Leader attributes – Bill Shorten

Feb 28, 2017

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

  Total   Sep 2016   Change
Hard working 61%   61%  
Intelligent 60%   59%   +1
Understands the problems facing Australia 48%   49%   -1
Out of touch with ordinary people 47%   46%   +1
Superficial 46%   45%   +1
Arrogant 44%   44%  
A capable leader 43%   45%   -2
Narrow-minded 42%   42%  
Erratic 38%   39%   -1
Good in a crisis 37%   39%   -2
Intolerant 36%   33%   +3
Aggressive 35%   36%   -1
Trustworthy 32%   32%  
Visionary 29%   32%   -3
More honest than most politicians 29%   29%  

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were hard working (61%), intelligent (60%) and understands the problems facing Australia (48%).

There have only been small changes in perceptions since September. The main changes have been for intolerant (up 3%) and visionary (down 3%).

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