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Monday, July 26, 2010

Australian Election - Game on!

Tony Abbott narrowly won the first and only election debate according to expert journalists but lost according to the TV worm which seems to gauge very little as the needle swings often before the candidates start talking. However Abbott looked and spoke like an alternative Prime Minister and has put his campaign back on track. The latest Newspoll confirms this with Labor's primary support dropping below the Coalition while they are still ahead on the two-party preferred vote.
A major factor in the coming weeks will be the new TV campaign of the junior mining companies against Gillards mining tax which was so damaging to Kevin Rudd.

THE election campaign has become a tight contest, with the Coalition back in front on primary votes.

Furthermore, Tony Abbott has narrowed the leadership gap on Julia Gillard.
The latest Newspoll, conducted exclusively for The Australian, reveals voters have turned against Labor's proposal for a citizens assembly on climate change and that the women's vote advantage for Australia's first female Prime Minister has disappeared.Labor's 10-point lead on a two-party-preferred basis at the start of the election campaign has been reduced to a knife-edge 52 per cent to 48 per cent over the weekend, while the Coalition's primary vote jumped four points to 42 per cent, compared with Labor's 40 per cent, down from 42 per cent.
The next few weeks will be very interesting.

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