Essential Report

Leader attributes – Bill Shorten

May 3, 2016

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

Total Mar 2016 Change
Hard working 62% 60% +2
Intelligent 60% 56% +4
Understands the problems facing Australia 50% 47% +3
Out of touch with ordinary people 44% 45% -1
Superficial 43% 45% -2
A capable leader 41% 34% +7
Narrow-minded 40% 41% -1
Arrogant 38% 41% -3
Erratic 37% 40% -3
Good in a crisis 34% 32% +2
Trustworthy 33% 31% +2
Aggressive 33% 34% -1
Intolerant 31% 32% -1
Visionary 29% 27% +2
More honest than most politicians 26% 25% +1

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were hard working (62%), intelligent (60%) and understands the problems facing Australia (50%).

Since March there has been a 7% increase in “a capable leader”.

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