Leader attributes – Scott Morrison

Jun 2, 2020

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison?

  Total Change (Jan’20) Jan’20 Oct’19 Dec’18
Intelligent 73% +15 58% 64% 61%
Hard-working 72% +19 53% 63% 60%
A capable leader 70% +25 45% 54% 49%
Good in a crisis 66% +34 32% 51% 41%
Understands the problems facing Australia 65% +23 42% 50% 46%
Trustworthy 56% +16 40% 43% 39%
More honest than most politicians 51% +12 39% 44% 39%
Visionary 48% +18 30% 42% 38%
Out of touch with ordinary people 47% -15 62% 56% 54%
Superficial 41% -10 51% 48% 45%
Narrow-minded 40% -14 54% 47% 46%
Arrogant 39% -12 51% 44% 43%
Intolerant 34% -9 43% 41% 37%
Aggressive 32% 0 32% 37% 34%
Erratic 28% -10 38% 34% 36%
Base (n) 1,059   1,081 1,088 1,026
  • The attributes most associated with Scott Morrison are Intelligent (73%), Hard-working (72%) and A capable leader (70%).
  • Since the start of the year, Morrison is more likely to be described with positive attributes such as Good in a crisis (up 34%), a capable leader (up 25%) and Understands the problems facing Australia (23%).
  • He is now less associated with negative attributes such as Out of touch with ordinary people (-15%), Narrow-minded (-14%) and Arrogant (-12%).

Leader attributes – Anthony Albanese

Jun 2, 2020

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Opposition Leader, Anthony Albanese?

  Total Change (Oct’19) Oct’19
Hard-working 67% +3 64%
Intelligent 67% +1 66%
Understands the problems facing Australia 62% +9 53%
A capable leader 54% +3 51%
Trustworthy 48% +7 41%
Good in a crisis 47% +7 40%
More honest than most politicians 42% 0 42%
Visionary 41% 0 41%
Out of touch with ordinary people 41% -3 44%
Superficial 38% -1 39%
Narrow-minded 36% -1 37%
Arrogant 34% +1 33%
Intolerant 31% +1 30%
Erratic 31% +1 30%
Aggressive 30% +3 27%
Base (n) 1,059   1,088
  • The attributes mainly associated with Anthony Albanese are Hard-working (67%), Intelligent (67%) and Understands the problems facing Australia (62%), He is less likely to be seen as Intolerant (31%), Erratic (31%) or Aggressive (30%).
  • Since October last year, Anthony Albanese is more likely to be associated with Understands the problems facing Australia (up 9%), Trustworthy (up 7%) and Good in a crisis (up 7%). However, the Leader of the Opposition hasn’t seen as much of an increase in these measures when compared to the Prime Minister.

Leader attributes – Malcolm Turnbull

May 24, 2016

Q: Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull?

  Total   May 3 2016   Difference
Intelligent 76% 77% -1
Out of touch with ordinary people 63% 56% +7
Hard-working 60% 65% -5
A capable leader 55% 59% -4
Arrogant 51% 46% +5
Good in a crisis 48% 49% -1
Superficial 48% 46% +2
Understands the problems facing Australia 47% 52% -5
Narrow-minded 41% 41%
Visionary 40% 41% -1
Trustworthy 37% 40% -3
More honest than most politicians 36% 39% -3
Erratic 34% 34%
Intolerant 34% 34%
Aggressive 31% 28% +3

Malcolm Turnbull’s key attributes were intelligent (76%), out of touch with ordinary people (63%), hard working (60%) and a capable leader (55%).

Over the last 3 weeks, the main changes have been for out of touch with ordinary people (up 7%), hard-working (down 5%), arrogant (up 5%) and understands the problems facing Australia (down 5%).

Leader attributes – Bill Shorten

May 24, 2016

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

  Total   May 3 2016   Change
Hard working 60%   62%   -2
Intelligent 60%   60%  
Understands the problems facing Australia 50%   50%  
Superficial 44%   43%   +1
A capable leader 43%   41%   +2
Out of touch with ordinary people 42%   44%   -2
Narrow-minded 40%   40%  
Arrogant 40%   38%   +2
Erratic 37%   37%  
Good in a crisis 37%   34%   +3
Trustworthy 31%   33%   -2
Aggressive 30%   33%   -3
Intolerant 30%   31%   -1
Visionary 28%   29%   -1
More honest than most politicians 26%   26%  

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

There have been no significant changes over the last 3 weeks.

Leader attributes – comparisons

May 24, 2016
  Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten   Difference
Out of touch with ordinary people 63% 42% +21
Intelligent 76% 60% +16
A capable leader 55% 43% +12
Visionary 40% 28% +12
Arrogant 51% 40% +11
Good in a crisis 48% 37% +11
More honest than most politicians 36% 26% +10
Trustworthy 37% 31% +6
Superficial 48% 44% +4
Intolerant 34% 30% +4
Narrow-minded 41% 40% +1
Aggressive 31% 30% +1
Hard-working 60% 60%
Understands the problems facing Australia 47% 50% -3
Erratic 34% 37% -3

Compared to Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull is more likely to be considered out of touch with ordinary people (+21), intelligent (+16%), a capable leader (+12%) and visionary (+12%).

Leader Attributes – Comparisons

Feb 3, 2015

 

 

Abbott

Shorten

 

Difference

Erratic

60%

31%

+29

Out of touch with ordinary people

72%

45%

+27

Arrogant

65%

39%

+26

Narrow-minded

63%

38%

+25

Intolerant

54%

30%

+24

Aggressive

45%

28%

+17

Superficial

55%

41%

+14

More honest than most politicians

30%

29%

+1

Good in a crisis

36%

37%

-1

Hard-working

58%

61%

-3

Trustworthy

27%

33%

-6

Visionary

22%

30%

-8

Intelligent

50%

62%

-12

A capable leader

34%

47%

-13

Understands the problems facing Australia

35%

52%

-17

Compared to Bill Shorten, Tony Abbott is much more likely to be considered erratic (+29), out of touch with ordinary people (+27), arrogant (+26), narrow minded (+25) and intolerant (+24).

Bill Shorten is regarded by more respondents to be someone who understands the problems facing Australia (-17), a capable leader (-13) and intelligent (-12).

Leader Attributes – Tony Abbott

Dec 2, 2014

Q. Which of the following describe your opinion of the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott?

 

2 Sep 13

(as Opposition leader)

29 Oct 13

27 May 14

 

Total

2 Dec

Change

Out of touch with ordinary people

52%

51%

67%

66%

-1

Hard working

71%

67%

57%

62%

+5

Arrogant

52%

54%

63%

61%

-2

Narrow-minded

55%

54%

61%

61%

Superficial

48%

49%

57%

54%

-3

Intolerant

47%

49%

55%

53%

-2

Erratic

43%

43%

51%

52%

+1

Intelligent

63%

62%

52%

51%

-1

Aggressive

47%

46%

52%

49%

-3

A capable leader

46%

52%

41%

43%

+2

Good in a crisis

39%

45%

35%

42%

+7

Understands the problems facing Australia

46%

51%

42%

40%

-2

More honest than most politicians

34%

39%

30%

30%

Trustworthy

38%

40%

29%

30%

+1

Visionary

35%

33%

31%

27%

-4

Tony Abbott’s key attributes were out of touch with ordinary people (66%), hard working (62%), arrogant (61%) and narrow-minded (61%).

Since May, the largest shifts have been for good in a crisis (+7), hard working (+5) ands visionary (-4).

Leader Attributes – Bill Shorten

Dec 2, 2014

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

 

29 Oct 13

27 May 14

 

Total

2 Dec

Change

Intelligent

69%

66%

66%

Hard working

65%

66%

64%

-2

Understands the problems facing Australia

50%

53%

53%

A capable leader

49%

51%

46%

-5

Superficial

37%

42%

41%

-1

Out of touch with ordinary people

42%

39%

40%

+1

Good in a crisis

40%

40%

38%

-2

Narrow-minded

31%

35%

36%

+1

Arrogant

35%

36%

35%

-1

Trustworthy

34%

36%

34%

-2

Visionary

33%

30%

30%

Erratic

30%

32%

30%

-2

More honest than most politicians

27%

32%

29%

-3

Aggressive

31%

32%

29%

-3

Intolerant

30%

29%

27%

-2

Bill Shorten’s key attributes were intelligent (66%), hard working (64%), understands the problems facing Australia (53%) and a capable leader (46%).

Since May, the largest shift has been for a capable leader (-5).

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