Monday, 23 August 2010

The Rudd factor

 If the sacking of Kevin Rudd had an influence on Labor's poor Queensland vote the available evidence suggests it was because of the way the deed was done rather than any great popularity for the former Prime Minister himself. The statewide swing against Labor in the northern state on Saturday night's primary votes was 8.9% yet in Rudd's own seat of Griffith it was slightly higher at 9.1%.
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