Whether or not you believe technology can predict the future, the online community is certainly having their say on which way the Gillard / Rudd leadership challenge is going. Whilst many political experts are out suggesting how margin MPs will vote, and the key influencers supporting either candidates nomination, the “people power” (as Kevin likes to refer to) is swelling with opinion.
Accordingly to live statistics generated on Sunday 26th February 2012, a day before the Labor party goes to ballot over it’s future leader, Julia Gillard or Kevin Rudd, Gillard remains more popular by those online.
Gillard’s social sentiment is currently 9:1, vs Rudd’s 4:1 on the topic of winning Monday’s ballot and remaining the Labor leader into the next election. This is even despite historical popularity - her online following via Twitter being approx 189k, vs Rudd’s 1.07M.
In the Twittersphere, the most popular hashtags linked to the topic include #auspoll, #respill and #kevenge. Unfortunately for the Liberal party (or perhaps fortunately in some people’s views), they are somewhat out of the limelight while Labor gets it’s house in order.
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