Abbott overtakes Gillard in polls

Abbott overtakes Gillard in polls

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has taken the lead of preferred Prime Minister over Julia Gillard for the first time in seven months.

Federal Labor has taken another hit in the latest polls, with the government’s primary vote falling five points to 35 per cent, while the Coalition has risen to 47 per cent.

 Mr Abbott’s personal popularity has also soared by nine points to lead Ms Gillard 49 per cent to 45 per cent as preferred PM.

On a two party preferred basis, the Coalition is now 10 points ahead of Labor 55 per cent to 45 per cent.

Meanwhile. former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has reiterated in an interview overnight he has no plans to challenge Ms Gillard for the Labor leadership.

He has told Sky News the Labor party is very happy with its current leader, and he is happy with the work he is doing right now.

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