Essential Report

Leader attributes – Bill Shorten

Jun 27, 2017

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

  Total Feb 2017   Change
Hard working 59% 61%   -2
Intelligent 58% 60%   -2
Understands the problems facing Australia 48% 48%  
Out of touch with ordinary people 47% 47%  
Superficial 44% 46%   -2
Arrogant 42% 44%   -2
Narrow-minded 42% 42%  
Erratic 40% 38%   +2
A capable leader 39% 43%   -4
Good in a crisis 35% 37%   -2
Aggressive 35% 35%  
Intolerant 34% 36%   -2
Trustworthy 31% 32%   -1
Visionary 29% 29%  
More honest than most politicians 26% 29%   -3

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were hard working (59%, down 2% since February), intelligent (58%, down 2%), understands the problems facing Australia (48%, no change) and out of touch with ordinary people (47%, no change).

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