While the knights and dames of the Rudd Table busily screamed “run away, run away” every time the Member for Robertson hoved into view, as hard as they tried the chivalrous pair from the Central Coast still couldn’t quite top the PM’s mentions this week, their combined total falling a few thousand short.

Brendan Nelson probably won’t be too dismayed to drop another two places in the circumstances, despite another grim poll, while Barry O’Farrell will be hoping the luck of the Irish continues for another two years and nine months at least (odds on), and Tony Burke jumps into the Top Ten thanks to horse flu and the wheat desk.

TW

Move

Position

Politician

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

1

0

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,672

10,520

7,441

14,609

34,242

2

7

Backbench

Belinda Neal

618

7,060

4,088

3,623

15,389

3

1

State Minister

John Della Bosca

572

5,470

2,877

4,196

13,115

4

-2

Premier

Morris Iemma

456

3,311

1,204

7,398

12,369

5

-2

Opp Leader

Brendan Nelson

302

2,336

1,105

4,335

8,078

6

6

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

357

1,897

692

1,973

4,919

7

-1

Premier

Anna Bligh

211

454

180

3,721

4,566

8

27

NSW Opp Ld

Barry O’Farrell

146

1,226

517

2,086

3,975

9

13

Cabinet

Tony Burke

103

1,546

432

1,249

3,330

10

-5

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

224

561

174

2,354

3,313

11

6

Cabinet

Nicola Roxon

144

793

301

1,242

2,480

12

-4

Shadow

Malcolm Turnbull

57

352

153

1,916

2,478

13

3

Cabinet

Martin Ferguson

125

444

238

1,376

2,183

14

-7

Cabinet

Peter Garrett

101

255

258

1,527

2,141

15

4

Premier

Alan Carpenter

131

668

127

835

1,761

16

-6

Premier

John Brumby

181

367

160

992

1,700

17

-3

Cabinet

Stephen Smith

103

589

99

897

1,688

18

-7

Cabinet

Lindsay Tanner

76

273

291

839

1,479

19

8

Shadow

Tony Abbott

91

403

181

552

1,227

20

-2

Qld Opp Ld

Lawrence Springborg

42

183

30

781

1,036

Number one with a bullet, and not such a metaphorical one either…

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Belinda Neal

387

2

Tony Burke

270

3

Kevin Rudd

228

4

John Della Bosca

210

5

Julia Gillard

64

And a comparison? The Newcastle boy shows those Central Coasters the witty and stylish way to be tired and emotional.

Press

Radio

Television

Internet

Grand Total

Daniel Johns

21

333

906

865

2,125

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

 

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