In my initial post on the Australian election I indicated that on balance my head overruled my heart and called it for Labor as theirs to loose. The last few days has seen the Liberal momentum stall and Labor edge ahead in the two party preferred vote.
The 'deal' between Labor and the Greens on the direction of preferences might just be the difference between winning and loosing for Gillard.
Polling of Green voters suggest that 86% will direct their second preference to Labor. Last election the figure was 80%. The additional 6% may well prove crucial in marginal electorates.
Post the election and Labor beholden to the Greens could lead to 'interesting times'.
January 17 in history
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