Hope it's OK to start a new thread now that we have an election date.
This is a start:
I don't know anything about the methodology employed by Seven News/Reachtel.TONY Abbott's Coalition have begun the election campaign slightly ahead of Labor and with the Opposition Leader also the preferred prime minister, according to a poll.
A Seven News/Reachtel poll tonight put the Coalition's two-party preferred vote on 52 per cent compared to 48 per cent for Labor.
In the better PM stakes, Mr Rudd scored 49 per cent and Mr Abbott 51 per cent.
The Coalition were also stronger on the economy 60 per cent to Labor on 40 per cent.
The first Newspoll of the campaign will be interesting.