US Presidential Nominee Attributes

Nov 3, 2020

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Democratic American Presidential nominee?

Donald Trump Joe Biden Difference
Aggressive 72% 15% +57
Arrogant 73% 18% +55
Intolerant 63% 19% +44
Erratic 67% 23% +44
Narrow-minded 62% 22% +42
More dishonest than other politicians 54% 21% +33
Out of touch with ordinary people 60% 28% +32
Visionary 29% 34% -5
Hard-working 37% 48% -11
Good in a crisis 22% 33% -11
A capable leader 29% 41% -12
Intelligent 36% 50% -14
Someone who will strengthen the US relationship with Australia 27% 42% -15
Understands the problems facing America 32% 51% -19
  • Donald Trump is seen to be aggressive (72% describing the president as this), arrogant (73%) and erratic (67%).
  • Joe Biden is more likely than his opponent to be seen as understanding the problems facing America (51%), intelligent (50%) and hard-working (48%).
  • 42% of people think Joe Biden is someone who will strengthen the US relationship with Australia, compared to 27% who think Donald Trump would do the same during a second term as president.

Interest in US Presidential Election

Oct 15, 2012

Q. Thinking about United States politics, how much interest do you have in the US Presidential election?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot of interest

11%

11%

11%

20%

Some interest

27%

34%

26%

28%

A little interest

34%

29%

39%

32%

No interest at all

27%

25%

23%

19%

Don’t know

2%

1%

1%

2%

38% have some or a lot of interest in the US Presidential election.

Those with highest interest were men (42% some/a lot), Labor voters (45%) and Greens voters (48%). There were no substantial differences across age groups.

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