Essential Report

Perceptions of Leaders

May 31, 2016

Q. Which party leader would you –

  Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten Don’t know
Ask advice about investing money 53% 11% 37%
Most trust to give your children advice about the future 34% 17% 49%
Most like to have over for dinner 38% 22% 41%
Most like to go on holiday with 26% 17% 57%
Prefer to have negotiate your next pay rise 36% 27% 37%
Most trust to cook a good meal 24% 19% 57%
Most like to go to the footy with 25% 24% 51%
Most like to have babysit your children 22% 21% 57%
Ask their advice about a personal issue 21% 20% 58%
Most trust to look after your pet 20% 23% 58%
Most like to go to the pub for a beer with 26% 30% 43%
Think would be more likely to lend you $100 if you needed it 26% 31% 42%
Ask to help you with home renovations 17% 24% 59%
Think would be more likely to stop and help if your car was stranded 21% 37% 42%

 

Gave answer (excluding “don’t know”) Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten Difference
Ask advice about investing money 83% 17% +66%
Most trust to give your children advice about the future 67% 33% +34%
Most like to have over for dinner 63% 37% +26%
Most like to go on holiday with 60% 40% +20%
Prefer to have negotiate your next pay rise 57% 43% +14%
Most trust to cook a good meal 56% 44% +12%
Most like to go to the footy with 51% 49% +2%
Most like to have babysit your children 51% 49% +2%
Ask their advice about a personal issue 51% 49% +2%
Most trust to look after your pet 47% 53% -6%
Most like to go to the pub for a beer with 46% 54% -8%
Think would be more likely to lend you $100 if you needed it 46% 54% -8%
Ask to help you with home renovations 41% 59% -18%
Think would be more likely to stop and help if your car was stranded 36% 64% -28%

Malcolm Turnbull was regarded as a better source of advice investing money and giving advice to children about the future. He was also the preferred companion for dinner or for going on holiday.

Bill Shorten was more trusted to help if your car was stranded or with house renovations. He was also considered more likely to loan you $100 if you needed it.

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