Rudd's faint hope lies with XR6 voters

Exclusive research for Business Spectator shows Labor’s task is to target swinging booths in western Sydney. Auto manufacturing, friendly car policies and lots of tradie work should come into play.

Headlines about Labor’s electoral prospects in recent days have been grim – including here at Business Spectator. However a number of sources, and some media commentators, are suggesting this is overdone. There are even a few brave optimists who think Labor can still win.

Let’s start with the polling. Monday’s disastrous Newspoll, showing Labor on a 34 per cent primary vote, was contradicted yesterday by the Essential Poll showing a 40 per cent primary vote. 

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