|2010 TO PRESENT|
|PREFFERED PRIME MINISTER|
"SUPPORT for both Julia Gillard and her government has slumped, wiping out most of the gains made since the carbon tax was introduced last year and raising the chances that she could be replaced by Kevin Rudd.
Tony Abbott now leads Ms Gillard as preferred prime minister for the first time in seven months, but Mr Rudd declared on Sunday that he would not be drafted into the Labor leadership.
The Herald/Nielsen poll found the gap between Ms Gillard and the former prime minister has grown, with Mr Rudd favoured by 61 per cent of respondents to just 35 per cent for her."
|Julia Gillard … deserted by voters.|
PM's poll pain: Abbott and Rudd more popular: