Australia: Rudd Leads Howard by 5 pts.

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way John Howard is doing his job as prime minister?

Aug. 5 Jul. 22 Jul. 8
Satisfied 46% 45% 46%
Dissatisfied 43% 44% 44%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Kevin Rudd is doing his job as leader of the opposition?

Aug. 5 Jul. 22 Jul. 8
Satisfied 62% 62% 60%
Dissatisfied 19% 22% 21%

Who do you think would make the better prime minister?

Aug. 5 Jul. 22 Jul. 8
Kevin Rudd (ALP) 44% 43% 43%
John Howard (Lib.) 39% 40% 42%

Source: Newspoll / The Australian
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,157 Australian voters, conducted from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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