Rather than a post, I pose a question. Over the last month, who has been the better performer: Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott?
This isn’t a question about Labor versus Liberal, who the polls tell us are fairly even, but Rudd versus Abbott.
In that regards the polls tell us that Rudd has taken the points. No doubt he is more popular with the electorate that many of us, including myself, gave him credit for. Over the last month we’ve been given the opportunity to once again see how he performs as a Prime Minister, but more importantly, if he is performing well enough to be given the chance to lead us again after September (or whenever the election is held).
The man he is up against, Tony Abbott, in my opinion looks rattled. He has just as much chance of winning the election as Rudd has, but leading into the election he simply hasn’t look prime minister material. He looks reactive, rather than proactive. For example, his latest border protection plan – the one with the silly name that currently escapes me – really comes across as a ‘back of the envelope policy’.
But I digress. Back to the question: Who looks the best going into the election? Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott?