Essential Report

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.

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