Australian Election Campaign – Newspoll: Labor Government Sinks In A Ruddbath

Posted on Mon 09/02/2013 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~Rudd O Rama Master

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is sinking like a stone:

TONY Abbott has overtaken Kevin Rudd as the nation’s preferred prime minister for the first time in their four-year rivalry as support for Labor fell to its lowest since Julia Gillard was removed…

Labor’s primary vote support has slumped to 33 per cent – the lowest ever under Mr Rudd as Prime Minister – after Treasury and Finance repudiated the government’s claims on the cost of Coalition promises.

On a two-party-preferred basis, Labor … now trails the Coalition 46 per cent to 54 per cent.

Dennis Shanahan:

LABOR won power in 2007 on a Ruddslide, but looks like losing power in 2013 in a Ruddbath.

Henry Ergas:

ACCORDING to Kevin Rudd, we mustn’t put all our eggs in the one basket. Come Saturday, the Australian people will at last have a chance to tell him un oeuf is enough.

Paul Sheehan:

Never in the previous 113 years of Australian federation has a Prime Minister created such a gap between soaring rhetoric, sweeping promises and national interventions and meagre or failed results of so many grandiose plans.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book  Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.

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