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Opinion poll shows Gillard holds election-winning lead

Posted by: Michael Pachi | 19 December, 2012 - 2:06 PM
Opinion poll puts Gillard in the lead for first time in two years.<br><i>(Photo: Jason South)</i>

A new opinion poll has defied all other surveys, showing the Gillard Government now holds an election-winning lead over the Coalition.

The latest Morgan Poll reveals Labor is five points ahead of the Opposition after preferences.

Support for the Gillard Government is now at 52 per cent, compared to the Coalition on 47 per cent.

This is the highest lead for the Government in two years.

The face-to-face survey follows and intense couple of weeks in federal parliament as the union fraud scandal and Peter Slipper affair played out.

But the Morgan research defies other opinion polls which show while the Gillard Government has improved its standing, the Coalition is still poised to easily win the next election.

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  • Neil, wonder would you mind commenting on page 8 of AFN (Gillard's loop:.. paragraphs - the four at end of article by Professor Twomey. Thanks for programme.

    valerie a poulton Thursday 31 January, 2013 - 10:08 AM
  • What a load of rubbish! From way behind to way in front - without doing a thing?

    Yeah, sure - about time the polls revealed their participants - no credibility in this.

    Gillard and labor add define 'sycophant'!

    Filthy liars and now the press is playing a support role. There are some 'other' nice words for that

    ap Wednesday 30 January, 2013 - 10:59 AM
  • Best news I've heard in ages. Just goes to show that 'You can fool all the people some of the time and fool some of the people all the time - but you can't fool all of the people all of the time'!

    Marg Ludowyk Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 10:47 PM
  • Well how about this clown Morgan what a tosser,I have never been asked and there would be plenty of others out there too,as they all say there is only one poll that counts so what are we waiting for?bring it on Gillard so we can throw you and your union mob OUT>!!

    Steve Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 7:58 PM
  • It seems that folk are finally getting bored with negative, sexist ranting. I am not in love with Julia Gillard. She has made mistakes, but only those who have not are qualified to cast the first stone.

    Peter Daughtry Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 7:09 PM
  • How does neither sound?

    Both sides have been spreading fear and hate while stealing from this country a great future.

    Earth Tuesday 15 January, 2013 - 7:08 PM

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