Essential Report

Leader attributes – Bill Shorten

Mar 15, 2016

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

  Total   Sep 2015   Change
Hard working 60%   61%   -1
Intelligent 56%   58%   -2
Understands the problems facing Australia 47%   48%   -1
Out of touch with ordinary people 45%   46%   -1
Superficial 45%   43%   +2
Arrogant 41%   41%  
Narrow-minded 41%   41%  
Erratic 40%   39%   +1
A capable leader 34%   36%   -2
Aggressive 34%   36%   -2
Intolerant 32%   33%   -1
Good in a crisis 32%   33%   -1
Trustworthy 31%   30%   +1
Visionary 27%   26%   +1
More honest than most politicians 25%   23%   +2

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were hard working (60%), intelligent (56%), understands the problems facing Australia (47%), out of touch with ordinary people (45%) and superficial (45%).

There has been very little change in Bill Shorten’s ratings since September.

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