Essential Report

Leader attributes – comparisons

Sep 27, 2016
  Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten   Difference
Out of touch with ordinary people 65% 46%   +19
Intelligent 75% 59%   +16
Arrogant 56% 44%   +12
Good in a crisis 47% 39%   +8
More honest than most politicians 37% 29%   +8
Trustworthy 39% 32%   +7
A capable leader 51% 45%   +6
Superficial 50% 45%   +5
Intolerant 37% 33%   +4
Narrow-minded 45% 42%   +3
Visionary 35% 32%   +3
Hard-working 61% 61%  
Understands the problems facing Australia 46% 49%   -3
Erratic 36% 39%   -3
Aggressive 31% 36%   -5

Compared to Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull is more likely to be considered out of touch with ordinary people (+19), intelligent (+16%), arrogant (+12), good in a crisis (+8) and more honest than most politicians (+8).

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