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Latest poll a 'nail in the coffin'

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 26 February, 2013 - 12:44 PM

The Gillard Government says it's taking no notice of opinion polls because the public isn't interested in them.

There's fresh leadership speculation on the back of the latest poll which shows Labor's primary vote has slipped to 31 percent and Tony Abbott as the preferred Prime Minister.

Neil Mitchell said this poll is the 'nail in the coffin' for Gillard and it just shows her misogyny speech late last year was a desperate measure.

"That absurd attack that Abbott is a misogynist didn't work.  The public is too smart for that.  You can accuse him of many things, but being a misogynist isn't one of them," Neil said.

3AW Federal Canberra Reporter Michael Pachi said even if Labor switches to Kevin Rudd, it won't be enough to win the September election.

"I think Rudd knows that too, deep down he's enjoying his role as a bit of a stirrer and that's all he'll be," Pachi said.

PLAY: Labor Trade Minister Craig Emerson with Tom Elliott

Meanwhile, MP Craig Emerson, one of Gillard's staunchest supporters, told reporters this morning Gillard 'will be competitive at the election,' a far cry from the confidence he displayed only a few months ago.

"What happened to 'will win?'  It sounds as though Emerson has already given up on her."


PLAY: Michael Pachi from the 3AW Canberra Bureau

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Blog comments Your Say

  • 400K a year Mylene? Did Julia arrive on a boat under her watch?

    Graham T Wednesday 27 February, 2013 - 4:51 PM
  • That is desperate to stay in Western Sydney. Reminds me of the pathetic attempt from Aussie Ball with GWS (gotta be the worst name or a sports team in the world, hey look Aussie Ball is finally mentioned in the same sentence as the world).

    Matt - proudly Un-Australian Wednesday 27 February, 2013 - 2:24 PM
  • Mylene: Therein lies the problem. You and your socialist lefty mates think that is ok, but you are too thick to realise that we will be paying for her and her stuff ups for years.

    Milton Wednesday 27 February, 2013 - 12:40 PM
  • Mylene, Gazza, Marco, and to all your pinko comrades, Sour grapes, you had your go and as per usual totally stuffed it up yet again.

    Paul Wednesday 27 February, 2013 - 11:46 AM
  • Gillard with glasses ??hope she has re vision mirrors on them watching her back.Sooner the better.???

    IAN Wednesday 27 February, 2013 - 11:09 AM
  • Thats the funniest thing ive ever read, Gillard not concerned about polls, she was banging doors down, to see the latest results. She must be well & truly cooked, from all the heat coming out of the kitchen.

    janetp Wednesday 27 February, 2013 - 11:08 AM

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