Kevin Rudd vowed to save Labor from a “catastrophic” Australian election defeat when he took over as leader in June. While polls show he’s narrowed the gap, the party still faces eviction after six years in power.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who ousted Julia Gillard to reclaim the top post last month, proposed changing the rules of his governing Labor party to prevent another mid-term party leadership coup.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has intervened in the running of the New South Wales branch of the ruling Labor party in a bid to stamp out corruption that has hobbled his chances of winning this year’s federal election.
Kevin Rudd’s return to the leadership has sparked a surge in support for Australia’s Labor government, with a poll showing the party has closed the gap with Tony Abbott’s opposition ahead of this year’s election.
Australia’s ruling Labor Party is leading the opposition coalition in voter support, buoyed by a surge of women coming out in favor of Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the Sydney Morning Herald reported, citing a Herald/Nielsen poll. Labor leads the Coalition 54 percent to 46 percent on a two-party preferred basis, according to a survey of 1,400 voters taken from July 20 to 22. Some 56 percent of voters approve of Gillard’s performance, compared with 43 percent who are happy with opposition leader Tony Abbott.