Not much movement at the top of the list, with MT closing the volume gap on KevinPM (if not the popularity poll gap), while the potential Member for Beaudesert was way ahead of anyone else in TV coverage this week (what a shock!) in a tumultuous week that, thanks to those meticulous tabloids, was looking very good for her by Tuesday.

Nicola Roxon the other big mover up on the list thanks to the great pineapple vodka debate — surely this issue will go down as a turning point in Western civilisation — then again, perhaps the Government should have just called a tax hike a tax hike in the first place and no-one would have cared.

Tony Abbott loves Malcolm again now that he hates the ETS, that evil ETS that somehow manages to be completely ineffective and catastrophic at the same time — kind of reminds me of the Member for Hi…

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Move

Position

Politician

Press Index

Radio Index

TV Index

Internet Index

Raw total

INDEX

1

0

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,000

1,000

667

1,000

16,486

917

2

0

Opp Leader

Malcolm Turnbull

466

871

608

522

11,345

617

3

0

Premier

Anna Bligh

454

583

497

459

8,936

498

4

11

Candidate

Pauline Hanson

167

561

1,000

173

8,248

475

5

2

Opp Leader

Lawrence Springborg

408

487

320

381

7,101

399

6

-2

Backbench

Peter Costello

336

454

251

258

5,614

325

7

-1

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

209

346

306

287

5,412

287

8

1

Independent

Nick Xenophon

239

439

249

165

4,704

273

9

-1

Premier

Nathan Rees

166

311

63

388

5,063

232

10

-5

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

82

244

184

370

4,984

220

11

8

Cabinet

Peter Garrett

118

242

320

152

3,785

208

12

4

Minor Party

Steve Fielding

54

472

177

82

3,784

196

13

-1

Party leader

Bob Brown

55

271

109

188

3,353

156

14

-4

Premier

John Brumby

71

205

110

212

3,230

150

15

15

Cabinet

Nicola Roxon

62

239

59

91

2,228

113

16

-5

Shadow

Joe Hockey

47

85

125

168

2,301

106

17

-3

Cabinet

Lindsay Tanner

38

147

155

83

2,046

106

18

-5

Cabinet

Penny Wong

41

127

62

175

2,320

101

19

10

Shadow

Tony Abbott

30

146

77

75

1,666

82

20

1

Shadow

Christopher Pyne

25

46

76

92

1,284

60

Once again, no surprises here, Pauline by more than two to one.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Pauline Hanson

681

2

Kevin Rudd

328

3

Anna Bligh

250

4

Lawrence Springborg

118

5

Malcolm Turnbull

108

Before we get too high and mighty about local indiscretions and ethical failures, a reminder of just how low humans can sink.

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

INDEX

Josef Fritzl

121

111

487

88

3,256

202

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

 

Peter Fray

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