Morgan leadership poll

Roy Morgan has published a phone poll of 544 respondents featuring a series of preferred leader questions. Main findings: Kevin Rudd leads Brendon Nelson 65-18 and Julia Gillard 49-21; Gillard favoured as best non-Rudd Labor leader over Swan 44-12; Peter Costello the favoured Liberal leader of 31 per cent, compared with 20 per cent for Malcolm Turnbull and 10 per cent Brendan Nelson.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

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  1. Lawdy me, GP is a combative young ‘un, ain’t he? Presuming he’s a he, of course.
    I reckon BB is on the money, so to speak. It was part of Labor policy, taken to the election. End of story, as far as that’s concerned.
    However, the Fund is, as many bludgers will recall, being managed by a U.S. firm, and I wonder, given the developments with Lehman Bros. and Merrill Lynch, and possible further fallouts (Alan Kohler certainly seems to think so), just what the next quarterly report might say about the financial health of said fund.

  2. Amazingly… ON TOPIC!

    ABC TV news report “breaking news”: Liberal Party spill on tomorrow morning.

    Nelson has called a spill to try to wrong-foor Turnbull.

    I smell a Smirk: too gutless to do it himself, he’s egged-on Brenda.

    Vicarious pleasure.

  3. It’s actually a brave move on Brendon’s part to face Malcolm down. More guts than Costello, that’s for sure. I wonder if Costello will actually knife him for taking attention away fro the Great Book Launch?

  4. Say what you like about Nelson, his scattered policy-on-the-run, the crass populism, his pained expressions. He had the bottle to take the leadership at the party’s nadir, and has now called for a spill with the polls and the odds against him.

    He’s vever shirked a fight, unlike the Smirker who seems to believe everything is owed to him and should be handed into his lap.

    I’ve got respect for Nelson for that.

  5. Ruawake @ 207,

    “Posted Monday, September 15, 2008 at 7:14 pm | Permalink
    Ha Ha Bye Bye Brenda. ”

    I KNEW it was coming down this week, hope he gets dumped. And I’ve got tickets to QT on Thursday, wish now that it was tomorrow, but I will just watch on TV at 2pm and look at their disarray 🙂 🙂 🙂 ……..

  6. Bushfire Bill @ 207,

    ” Nelson has called a spill to try to wrong-foor Turnbull.

    I smell a Smirk: too gutless to do it himself, he’s egged-on Brenda.

    Vicarious pleasure. ”

    Costello wasn’t even in Parliament this afternoon, on Monday. Wonder if he shows up for Parliament now 😉 ………

  7. Talkback liberal supporters are all over the place at the moment. Labor supporters are hoping for Abbott and Costello – a pair of clowns for a pack of clowns.

  8. Oh pfffffft!

    Turnbull is on $1.50 for leader at the next election.

    I was just about to put the complimentary $365 I won on Maxine all-up on Malcolm, but I’d have to wait too long.

    Turnbull will win. No doubt about it.

    They’ll think hard, make the appropriate plonking noises and then elect Mal.

    Bye, bye, “Custer” Brendan… but BB can’t wait to collect on Sitting Turnbull.

  9. Unless, of course, Tanya pleads with Costello to accept the nomination for leader? Giggle.
    This is better than that silly “The Young & The Restless”. What about “The Middle-aged & Only Slightly Agitated”.

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