''When you're out, you get popular again. When you're in, you get the shit kicked out of you."
- Anonymous Member of Parliament explaining former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's recent increase in popularity with voters as Julia Gillard's popularity has decreased.
"Haunted by the Ghost of PM Past" Sydney Morning Herald
The most recent Herald/Nielsen Poll showed 39 per cent of voters preferred Rudd as ALP leader compared to 34 per cent for Julia Gillard. The same poll showed Malcolm Turnbull beat Tony Abbott as preferred Liberal leader by 37 per cent to 31 per cent.