From today’s editorials that I’ve seen (might get the Financial Review later), there’s a 4-3 split in favour of Labor with The Age sitting on the fence.
The Daily Telegraph wouldn’t have come down on Labor’s side too often in its history, but today it argues Kevin Rudd is the right man for these times.
An upbeat editorial in The Australian opts for Labor.
The Courier-Mail goes for the local boy, in only the second federal Labor endorsement in the paper’s history.
The Sydney Morning Herald backs Labor under the headline: We can’t afford the luxury of a long goodbye.
The Age reckons is not our role to tell you who to vote for (in a post-deferential age no one wants to be told who to vote for). Ptuh.
Adelaide’s News Limited tabloid the Advertiser complains of an electorate enamoured with change in calling for the return of the government.
The West Australian reckons the nation’s best interests, particularly those in WA, would be served by the return of the coalition, provided it has learnt from this campaign the political lesson that it must move with the times and not get stuck in the past.
UPDATE: Thanks to Nick in comments for alerting us to the Financial Review’s verdict in favour of the Coalition: The Howard Government remains better qualified to plot a safe passage through choppy seas.