iSentia Index

Sep 14, 2011

Rudd stays in the leadership spotlight

While most of the other supposed contenders for the top job drifted well down the list this week, one K Rudd stayed well in the top five.

John Chalmers

iSentia group communications manager

While most of the other supposed contenders for the top job drifted well down the list this week, one K Rudd stayed well in the top five, staying in the leadership spotlight after a poll put him 30 points ahead of his boss as preferred Prime Minister and with a good chance of winning an election against Tony Abbott. Even though most of those press gallery pundits know he has a snowball’s chance of getting the votes where he really needs them, the ALP Caucus, polls like that make for plenty of entertaining if futile speculation.

Nick Xenophon moves up the list for what some might say was a clear abuse of parliamentary privilege and a very dangerous precedent, but of course we wouldn’t opinionate like that in this column. Greg Hunt the main mover for obvious reason, but perhaps more interesting than his appearance this week has been his quietness for the past couple of months.

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