Not much movement in the Top Five, with Morris Iemma celebrating the Year of the Rat by being ubiquitous if not exactly popular.

John Howard’s expected non-attendance at Sorry Day seemed to get a lot more coverage than Bob Hawke’s (though Hawke eventually turned up); while Lindsay Tanner’s slashing, cutting and tucking got him plenty of headlines as the Government goes for Surplus 1.5. Somehow Jenny Macklin managed to drop six places. Who says it’s a one-man band?

TW

Move

Type

Politician

Press

Radio

Television

Internet

Grand Total

1

0

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,748

6,395

4,112

5,979

18,234

2

2

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

580

3,973

2,178

2,508

9,239

3

-1

Opp Leader

Brendan Nelson

494

3,637

2,329

1,754

8,214

4

1

Premier

Morris Iemma

179

2,504

272

1,408

4,363

5

1

Cabinet

Peter Garrett

190

1,638

1,043

1,058

3,929

6

-3

Cabinet

Stephen Smith

162

749

674

2,142

3,727

7

1

Shadow

Malcolm Turnbull

232

1,166

637

1,338

3,373

8

4

ex PM

John Howard

485

716

542

1,301

3,044

9

9

Cabinet

Lindsay Tanner

173

1,321

492

740

2,726

10

-1

Premier

John Brumby

315

1,197

302

832

2,646

11

-4

Premier

Anna Bligh

181

469

383

1,531

2,564

12

-1

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

169

579

512

956

2,216

13

8

Premier

Mike Rann

158

1,099

431

437

2,125

14

2

Shadow

Tony Abbott

152

947

449

555

2,103

15

2

Shadow

Julie Bishop

162

775

411

376

1,724

16

-6

Cabinet

Jenny Macklin

76

272

179

853

1,380

17

3

Backbench

Peter Costello

199

271

94

641

1,205

18

4

Backbench

Barnaby Joyce

63

660

154

316

1,193

19

6

Cabinet

Joel Fitzgibbon

30

504

103

542

1,179

20

3

Premier

Alan Carpenter

127

540

161

318

1,146

Talkback Top Five

K-Rudd still dominant, but Dr NoImeanYes is slowly closing the gap.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Kevin Rudd

604

2

Morris Iemma

222

3

Brendan Nelson

153

4

John Brumby

71

5

Malcolm Turnbull

70

And our celebrity control sample of the week: The bad girl scoops the pool.

Amy Winehouse

126

311

528

339

1,304

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

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