Popularity is probably no-comopensation for NSW premier Morris Iemma, who has leapt up the charts this week on the back of various unravellings. Morris’s rise is at least Brendan’s respite. 

TW

Move

Type

Politician

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

1

0

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,628

8,419

3,884

11,690

25,621

2

6

Premier

Morris Iemma

382

4,904

1,172

1,787

8,245

3

-1

Opp Leader

Brendan Nelson

464

1,422

1,115

4,705

7,706

4

1

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

371

2,746

965

2,006

6,088

5

8

Backbench

Alexander Downer

219

3,290

702

937

5,148

6

-2

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

276

1,004

368

2,572

4,220

7

3

Cabinet

Stephen Smith

186

1,249

546

2,148

4,129

8

26

Cabinet

Penny Wong

205

1,820

1,094

502

3,621

9

-3

Premier

Anna Bligh

131

983

586

1,424

3,124

10

-7

ex PM

John Howard

467

575

230

1,713

2,985

11

-2

Cabinet

Jenny Macklin

74

1,147

475

1,220

2,916

12

4

Shadow

Joe Hockey

203

1,171

659

788

2,821

13

2

Cabinet

Joel Fitzgibbon

120

1,016

246

1,073

2,455

14

3

Premier

John Brumby

224

868

395

960

2,447

15

-8

Shadow

Tony Abbott

124

621

358

1,119

2,222

16

-2

Shadow

Julie Bishop

160

615

377

924

2,076

17

-6

Shadow

Malcolm Turnbull

182

590

110

1,115

1,997

18

-6

Backbench

Peter Costello

205

560

171

919

1,855

19

18

Cabinet

Anthony Albanese

84

648

215

710

1,657

20

-2

Premier

Mike Rann

99

316

283

531

1,229

Talkback Top Five

Alexander Downer’s (or is that Dinner?) talkback supremacy shows the virtue of a well-chosen lunch, while a lad’s magazine s-xy list got Julia Gillard her first Top Five spot.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Alexander Downer

1,025

2

Morris Iemma

705

3

Julia Gillard

515

4

Kevin Rudd

383

5

Wayne Swan

91

And our celebrity control sample… who wants an Oscar when you can be Kevvy’s one and only. 

Cate Blanchett

187

2,124

2,635

1,321

6,267

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

 

Peter Fray

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