12 March 2007

Kevin Rudd’s popularity defies the odds and continues to climb according to the latest ACNielsen opinion poll. Labor leads the Coalition 61-39 per cent on a two-party preferred basis. Rudd’s approval rating was up two points to 67 per cent. John Howard’s approval fell 3 points to 46 per cent. His disapproval increased 5 points.

The Age Newspaper’s political commentator Michelle Grattan says that the Burke affair had little impact on Rudd’s character. She refers to pollster John Stirton’s analysis: two-thirds of those polled; say that, “Rudd was less than completely truthful about the meetings, but more than 80 per cent say it made no difference to their opinion of him.”

1 comment:

Lachlan Connor said...

There's a mood for change in the electorate. Could be good for independents too.