Give us Malcolm!


Sadly for our Tony, it’s a slow news day. I might as well join the MSM party on this one.

From Reachtel:


And from Roy Morgan:


New Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (52%) now clearly leads Opposition Leader Tony Abbott (36%, down 11% since June 11/12, 2013) as ‘Better Prime Minister’ according to a special telephone Morgan Poll conducted over the last two nights (July 16/17, 2013).

  • However, for the first time former Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull is clearly preferred to Kevin Rudd as Better Prime Minister: Turnbull (52%, up 28% since January 2010) cf. Rudd (38%, down 25%).

Analysis by gender shows Rudd has picked up support from both Men and Women since taking over from Gillard and is preferred by both genders. Men prefer Rudd (50%, up 19% from PM Gillard on June 11/12, 2013) cf. Abbott (37%, down 14%) and Women prefer Rudd (53%, up 15% from PM Gillard) cf. Abbott (36%, down 6%).

I still don’t think they’ll do it. Not unless Rudd gallops ahead, which seems unlikely.

Ironic for poor Tony as he pursues Labor leadership instability.

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David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.