Essential Report

Leader attributes – Bill Shorten

Sep 22, 2015

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

Oct 2013

May 2014

Dec 2014

Feb 2015

Jun 2015

Total 22 Sep 2015

Change

Hard working

65%

66%

64%

61%

60%

61%

+1

Intelligent

69%

66%

66%

62%

61%

58%

-3

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

53%

52%

49%

48%

-1

Out of touch with ordinary people

42%

39%

40%

45%

42%

46%

+4

Superficial

37%

42%

41%

41%

44%

43%

-1

Arrogant

35%

36%

35%

39%

39%

41%

+2

Narrow-minded

31%

35%

36%

38%

34%

41%

+7

Erratic

30%

32%

30%

31%

33%

39%

+6

A capable leader

49%

51%

46%

47%

43%

36%

-7

Aggressive

31%

32%

29%

28%

28%

36%

+8

Intolerant

30%

29%

27%

30%

27%

33%

+6

Good in a crisis

40%

40%

38%

37%

38%

33%

-5

Trustworthy

34%

36%

34%

33%

33%

30%

-3

Visionary

33%

30%

30%

30%

29%

26%

-3

More honest than most politicians

27%

32%

29%

29%

29%

23%

-6

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were hard working (61%), intelligent (58%), understands the problems facing Australia (48%) and out of touch with ordinary people (46%).

Since June, the major changes have been for aggressive (+8%), narrow minded (+7%), a capable leader (-7%), erratic (+6%), more honest than most politicians (-6%) and intolerant (+6%).

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