New Poll: Tony Abbott (not quite) Australia’s Most Hated Public Figure
Tony Abbott has narrowly avoided taking out the top gong as the nation’s most hated Australian, instead coming in at No.2.
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris romped home to the top spot deposing radio personality Kyle Sandilands as Australia’s most hated public figure.
The Encore Score is a ranking system of on-air talent across TV, radio, film and the media. It is tabulated from a survey of 3,000 respondents who are shown a series of pictures of Australian personalities and asked how they feel about them from ‘one of my favourites’ to ‘I hate them’.
Other politicians to make the list of least popular identities include Clive Palmer, Joe Hockey and Pauline Hanson.
Model and new mum Lara Bingle rounds out the top ten list.
Hollywood nice guy Hugh Jackman is the most liked Australian identity, followed by actors Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana.
The survey, which was conducted by online questions and answers firm Pureprofile, was commissioned by Focal Attractions, the parent company of Mumbrella.
Top Ten most popular Aussies:
1. Hugh Jackman
2. Cate Blanchett
3. Eric Bana
4. Olivia Newton John
5. Anh Do
6. Hamish Blake
7. Rebecca Gibney
8. Amanda Keller
9. Nicole Kidman
10. Simon Baker
Top Ten least popular Aussies:
1. Rolf Harris