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Kevin Rudd support sinks to record low in latest Newspoll (Australian election)
The Australian ^ | 19th August 2013 | Dennis Shanahan

Posted on 08/18/2013 1:43:20 PM PDT by naturalman1975

VOTER support for Kevin Rudd has sunk to its lowest level on record, leaving Labor headed for a large election loss with Tony Abbott now virtually equal as preferred prime minister.

After two weeks of presidential-style campaigning - in which the Prime Minister's personal support has continued to plummet and the Opposition Leader's has steadily risen - Mr Rudd is in a worse position than when he was removed as Labor leader in June 2010.

The latest Newspoll survey, conducted exclusively for The Australian on the weekend, finds Mr Abbott in his best position ever against Mr Rudd.

Labor's primary vote, at 34 per cent, is now at its lowest level since Mr Rudd removed Julia Gillard as prime minister and the Coalition's primary vote of 47 per cent is at its highest during the same time.

On a two-party-preferred basis, based on preference flows at the 2010 election, Labor's support has dropped two percentage points, to 46 per cent, and the Coalition's support has risen to 54 per cent.

Labor is now facing a four-point swing away from it since the last election, which would cost the government at least 14 seats if the poll were held now and the swing was uniform across the nation.

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On a two-party-preferred basis, based on preference flows at the 2010 election, Labor's support has dropped two percentage points, to 46 per cent, and the Coalition's support has risen to 54 per cent.

This is the critical figure in Australia's Parliamentary system based on preferential voting - Kevin Rudd's personal popularity being so low is nice, but does not in itself matter - most voters don't vote based on personal popularity. We need to be ahead in the 2PP and we are well ahead on that at this point with less than three weeks to the election.

1 posted on 08/18/2013 1:43:20 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

“most voters don’t vote based on personal popularity.”

Wish that was the same here where we vote for incompetent celebrities.


2 posted on 08/18/2013 2:11:28 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: naturalman1975

Good news! Lets hope that your ground game matches that of the polls as well!!


3 posted on 08/18/2013 2:38:03 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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