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Leaked poll dire for Labor
Leaked poll dire for Labor

Leaked internal polling shows Federal Labor would be shut out in four states and several key frontbenchers would risk defeat if an election were held now.

The polling, conducted last month and leaked to the Seven Network, revealed Labor would fail to win any seats in Queensland, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia.

It also found Treasurer Wayne Swan, Special Minister of State Gary Gray, Trade Minister Craig Emerson and Veterans Affairs Minister Warren Snowdon would be at risk of losing their seats.

Parliamentary secretaries Sid Sidebottom and Jan McLucas, along with former prime minister and foreign minister Kevin Rudd would also struggle to keep their seats, it said.

In Queensland, Labor has dropped from 45 per cent in 2010 to 36 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

In Tasmania, it has sunk from 61 per cent to 44 per cent.

The polling is likely to encourage more speculation about Labor’s leadership, which has been rampant in recent weeks despite the ALP’s efforts to hose it down.

Three newspaper opinion polls are expected between now and September.

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