5 Nov. 2007


Here we go again:
THE Coalition has continued its march back toward poll parity with the latest Newspoll showing the government now trailing by just six per cent in the two party preferred stakes.

Labor has dropped one point to 53 per cent while the Government has gained one point and moved to 47 per cent.

The preferred prime minister poll also shows encouraging signs for the Coalition, according to the Newspoll, to be published in The Australian tomorrow.

Prime Minister John Howard is up two percentage points to 43 while Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd has dropped one to 47 per cent.

The gap in the primary vote poll has also narrowed, to just five per cent with Labor down one point to 47 and the Government steady at 42 per cent, according to figures broadcast on Sky News.
Prime Minister John Howard has again denied rumours that, if elected, he will hand over power to Dennis Shanahan.