Jul 23, 2013

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Labor's Kevin Rudd bounce seems to have reached its peak, though the Coalition is still favoured to win. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

The dream run is over. The time for a difficult decision has come. This morning’s poll figures suggest that Labor’s leadership bounce has reached its peak. Kevin Rudd can call his election now, relatively safe in the knowledge that his return was enough to stop to stop the electoral wipeout his colleagues feared when they gave him the job, while knowing that defeat is the most likely outcome. Or he can risk hanging on in the hope that something turns up to allow victory while increasing the chance that support declines. It is a difficult decision that is testing the man’s character.

The Crikey election indicator at 11am had moved quite strongly back in the Coalition’s favour — rated at nearly a 78% chance to Labor’s 22%

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4 thoughts on “Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

  1. klewso

    That “Rudd Ricochet”? Like the “Latham Leap”?

  2. klewso

    What’s changed in Immigration since Amanda Vanstoned it? It’s gotten DIMIA?

  3. Madonna Airey

    Declaring my voting intention:Richard I applaud your decision on candidate
    ~ Philip Nitschke~

    Isn’t that why people enter politics…to make a difference. If you want something done do it yourself…the government has failed in this area.

  4. Sandifeet

    Thought that was a pic of an asylum seeker waiting to get in!!

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