Even with leadership speculation abounding, Brendan Nelson can’t even manage a third of coverage enjoyed by St Kevin the Industrious.

The Treasurer is back up to fourth (and his opposite to ninth) as stockbrokers collapse left, right and centre and the media endlessly speculates about whether the Reserve Bank have succeeded in giving us the slowdown we had to have.

Kate Ellis leaps into the Top 20 for getting all the juice from Gen Y and stickin it ever so politely to the man, while Tony Abbott resurfaced amidst speculation he’s decided Nelson wasn’t such a great idea for leader after all.

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TW

Move

Position

Politician

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

1

0

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,590

12,341

6,342

13,336

33,609

2

0

Opp Leader

Brendan Nelson

405

2,675

1,523

4,887

9,490

3

1

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

336

1,894

1,179

3,229

6,638

4

5

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

272

1,049

855

2,002

4,178

5

-2

Premier

Morris Iemma

279

1,283

265

1,816

3,643

6

1

Premier

John Brumby

268

1,340

413

1,238

3,259

7

5

Premier

Anna Bligh

179

659

800

1,333

2,971

8

3

Cabinet

Nicola Roxon

110

924

291

1,368

2,693

9

7

Shadow

Malcolm Turnbull

165

748

392

1,203

2,508

10

10

Cabinet

Penny Wong

101

566

481

997

2,145

11

8

Cabinet

Anthony Albanese

97

839

126

901

1,963

12

23

Outer

Kate Ellis

78

785

229

718

1,810

13

4

Cabinet

Joel Fitzgibbon

86

425

26

1,174

1,711

14

0

Cabinet

Stephen Conroy

67

519

0

734

1,320

15

0

Cabinet

Jenny Macklin

70

499

31

698

1,298

16

13

Shadow

Tony Abbott

67

103

144

838

1,152

17

-9

Backbench

Peter Costello

87

233

59

766

1,145

18

7

Premier

Mike Rann

78

491

31

473

1,073

19

5

Party leader

Warren Truss

25

243

196

517

981

20

-10

Backbench

Alexander Downer

49

343

12

564

968

Talkback Top Five

Nelson up to second, but still only 20% of Rudd’s coverage, while Anthony Albanese is already receiving the benefit of some opinions on Sydney’s second airport.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Kevin Rudd

380

2

Brendan Nelson

72

3

Morris Iemma

69

4

Anthony Albanese

69

5

Wayne Swan

65

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Cate Blanchett

83

425

1065

335

1,908

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