Labor leads by 8 points first week - Nielsen

Nielsen reports that Labor leads by 8 points and attributes this to a surge in female support for Julia Gillard. The wrinkle in their result is that Labor support is low in Queensland and West Australia, making the result potentially closer than the raw figures suggest.

 

According to the Sydney Morning Herald

 

"A surge of female voters towards Julia Gillard has helped the Labor Party end the first week of the election campaign with a comfortable lead over the Coalition.

But support for Labor remains low in Queensland and Western Australia and large swings against the government in those states alone would still result in a tight contest.

The latest Herald/Nielsen poll also shows that almost 70 per cent of voters disapprove of the way Kevin Rudd was dumped as prime minister and 68 per cent believe he should be given the foreign affairs portfolio if Ms Gillard wins the election on August 21.

Half the nation does not believe the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, will keep his promise not to revisit Work Choices.

The poll of 1400 voters was taken from Tuesday night to Thursday evening."

 

A surge of female voters towards Julia Gillard has helped the Labor Party end the first week of the election campaign with a comfortable lead over the Coalition.
But support for Labor remains low in Queensland and Western Australia and large swings against the government in those states alone would still result in a tight contest.
The latest Herald/Nielsen poll also shows that almost 70 per cent of voters disapprove of the way Kevin Rudd was dumped as prime minister and 68 per cent believe he should be given the foreign affairs portfolio if Ms Gillard wins the election on August 21.
Half the nation does not believe the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, will keep his promise not to revisit Work Choices.
The poll of 1400 voters was taken from Tuesday night to Thursday evening.A surge of female voters towards Julia Gillard has helped the Labor Party end the first week of the election campaign with a comfortable lead over the Coalition.
But support for Labor remains low in Queensland and Western Australia and large swings against the government in those states alone would still result in a tight contest.
The latest Herald/Nielsen poll also shows that almost 70 per cent of voters disapprove of the way Kevin Rudd was dumped as prime minister and 68 per cent believe he should be given the foreign affairs portfolio if Ms Gillard wins the election on August 21.
Half the nation does not believe the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, will keep his promise not to revisit Work Choices.

The poll of 1400 voters was taken from Tuesday night to Thursday evening.

 

 

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0 #1 I don't think that Abbott has got what iArjay 2010-07-24 21:47
I don't think that Abbott has got what it takes.He vacillates too much when giving opinions and back tracks on previous statements.

Kevin Rudd must have known that the mining tax would be his demise.Had Kevin finally realised after the last G20 meeting that Globalisation meant treachery being effected upon his own country? Did he want a way out? Julia Gillard fell into line very quickly and obediently.

My prediction is that Abbott will fail and Turnbull will take over again, thus assuring that this pariah called a carbon tax will enslave us even more.The Corporate Elites want a carbon tax and a derivative market to milk us even more.

We think that we have democracy,but it is the Murdoch and Fairfax press who set the agenda and determine which party will be in power.