Apparently Rudd gives the ALP a 50/50 chance

The ALP is going down hard but there s a school of thought that suggests that a quick change back to the narcissistic Kevin Rudd may jut save some them…or if polls are to believed put them back in the hunt.

KEVIN Rudd’s resurrection as Prime Minister would lift the Labor Party back into a 50-50 fighting chance against Tony Abbott at the election.

But voters have urged Julia Gillard not to hand the job to him on a platter – rejecting Labor MPs’ calls for her to resign to make way for Mr Rudd.

An exclusive Galaxy poll for The Sunday Telegraph has revealed Mr Rudd would deliver a six-point lift in the Labor Party’s primary vote, saving up to 18 seats in NSW, Queensland, WA, Victoria and the Northern Territory including Treasurer Wayne Swan’s Brisbane electorate of Lilley. 

That would deliver Labor 50 per cent of the two-party preferred vote – creating a real political contest with Tony Abbott’s opposition.

Bigger swings are predicted in Queensland – suggesting Trade Minister Craig Emerson may also be saved under Mr Rudd’s leadership.

But with Ms Gillard at the helm the Labor Party has gone backwards since the Budget with a two point drop in primary vote support to 32 per cent.

On a two-party preferred basis, Labor faces a 45-55 result under Ms Gillard.

Senior Rudd backers have confirmed the former prime minister could be drafted back into the job in the next fortnight if broad support emerges for his return, with all eyes on Gillard backer Bill Shorten.

Rudd is like rust…he never sleeps.


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  • Daniel Church

    Agreed. This video says it all.

  • Grizz30

    Well, according to prior analysis, realistically, Rudd only has about 3 weeks to achieve succession or else it will be all over:

    However, in my mind all this leadership debate is nonsense. It is just an exercise in rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

  • Lopsy

    If Rudd came back the election would be a truly representative poll of how many irretrievably dumb Australians there really are.

  • grumpy

    Geez these Aussie statisticians are stupid. The percentage of voters who want Juliar to stay are the same percentage that support the coalition!
    Conversely, the percentage wanting her to go is the same that support Liarbor.
    Clearly Coalition voters want her to stay and Liarbor want her to go.
    Simple really, and logical!

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    Which “journalist” spliced the poll in return for a bit of Mallardian action behind closed doors?