Essential Report

Leader Attributes – Bill Shorten

Feb 3, 2015

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

 

29 Oct 13

27 May 14

2 Dec 14

 

Total

3 Feb

Change

Intelligent

69%

66%

66%

62%

-4

Hard working

65%

66%

64%

61%

-3

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

53%

52%

-1

A capable leader

49%

51%

46%

47%

+1

Out of touch with ordinary people

42%

39%

40%

45%

+5

Superficial

37%

42%

41%

41%

Arrogant

35%

36%

35%

39%

+4

Narrow-minded

31%

35%

36%

38%

+2

Good in a crisis

40%

40%

38%

37%

-1

Trustworthy

34%

36%

34%

33%

-1

Erratic

30%

32%

30%

31%

+1

Visionary

33%

30%

30%

30%

Intolerant

30%

29%

27%

30%

+3

More honest than most politicians

27%

32%

29%

29%

Aggressive

31%

32%

29%

28%

-1

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were intelligent (62%), hard working (61%), understands the problems facing Australia (52%), a capable leader (47%) and out of touch with ordinary people (45%).

Since December, the largest shift has been for out of touch with ordinary people (+5), intelligent (-4) and arrogant (+4).

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