Exit Polls suggesting the Coalition may win close to 100 seats out of 150 - 76 needed to form government.
Kevin Rudd’s own seat is in danger. I’d love to see him lose it, because since 2007, Labor has crowed over the fact that John Howard lost his seat at that election.
Its looking like those early exit polls leaked out to the media may have been designed to create a worse picture than really emerged as the evening went on.
The leaks were designed to sink expectations for the Labor Psrty so they could claim some sort of victory at the end of the evening.
Kevin Rudd just said something like “we retained every seat in Queensland” and I suspect the spin machine was at work in all this.
This was a sharp defeat for Labor and Kevin Rudd couldn’t pull the chestnuts out of the fire after he was brought in to replace Julia Gillard.