Well with plenty of counting to go the coalition has walked in with a resounding defeat. Sorry to see Rudd win his seat, though this may be great for the coalition! Abbot has run a tight and positive campaign, Kevin should hang his head in shame
http://www.abc.net.au have a great tool for how you sit in the political spectrum, you don’t actually have to be a voting aussie, just have a strong interest like me. I recommend everyone does it, for interest if nothing else, that includes you Ele and David! Anyway, the direct link is here
My results came in like this
So have a go, 600,000+ people already have!
- Vote Compass: The most important issues to voters (abc.net.au)
- Lost your way in the political landscape? Try the ABC’s Vote Compass (blogs.abc.net.au)
- The terrific timing of Vote Compass (inewsmaker.wordpress.com)
- ABC Vote Compass draws 270,000 responses in first 36 hours (mumbrella.com.au)
To all those Labor MPs and Senators who stuck a knife in Julia Gillards back, well done, you got exactly what you wanted.
Kevin Rudd is back with the numbers to make a credible challenge to Tony Abbot
Mr Rudd has also left Mr Abbott in his wake as preferred prime minister with 55 per cent of voters giving him the nod to just 41 per cent for the Opposition Leader. And the Prime Minister has become the first leader from either side in 2½ years to have more voters approving than disapproving of their performance.
It appears that a lot of the fears about a man taking out a woman where unfounded, I am not surprised as no one made the same call the other way around
Women voters do not appear to have marked Mr Rudd down for toppling Ms Gillard and are in fact returning to Labor.
I am not surprised, Kevin Rudd is very charming, used car salesman like and was always going to return with a bang.
Hopefully now the election will come down to two important parties, playing off against two serious policy pitches and I think that is exciting!
- Rudd leads Abbott in latest Newspoll (bigpondnews.com)
- Rudd to Scrap Gillard Carbon Tax, Australia Treasurer Bowen Says (bloomberg.com)