Dec 10, 2012

Essential: Gillard’s momentum halted by scandal

The AWU smear campaign appears to have damaged the Prime Minister, halting her personal momentum with voters.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

The smear campaign against the Prime Minister over her involvement in a union scandal in the early 1990s appears to have had some success, with Julia Gillard’s run of improving approval ratings coming to an end in polling from Essential Research.


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3 thoughts on “Essential: Gillard’s momentum halted by scandal

  1. Steve777

    It looks like the smear campaign has achieved its objectives. I expect to see much more sf the same in 2013. After all, the tactic works and it has the benefit of requiring little or no evidence. Just throw mud, some of it sticks.

  2. CML

    Gillard was/is never going to win the next election. The Coalitions’s dirt-throwing campaign has just made this fact more likely. As you say, it will probably continue.
    There is only one person who can win the election for the Labor Party, Kevin Rudd, but the party would rather lose office than admit it. They deserve all they get, but we don’t!
    I will “abstain” from voting while the current situation persists.

  3. klewso

    Has Rudd had that target tattoo removed from his bum?

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