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VOTERS WANT GILLARD TO CALL EARLY ELECTION

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Published on Apr 30, 2012

With woes piling up for Labor in the wake of Slipper scandal and the suspension of Federal MP Craig Thomson, voters seem to have lost confidence in Julia Gillard's government.
A poll conducted by Yahoo!7 reveals an overwhelming majority want the Prime Minister to call an early election despite her confident show of defiance earlier in the day.
The news poll shows nearly 86 per cent of those polled were in the favour of an early election with only 14 per cent saying it was not required.
Gillard has around 18 months to turn things around before an election is due but criticism of her leadership is rising over her handling of the Peter Slipper and Craig Thomson scandals.
However, earlier in the day she has dismissed suggestions she should stand down, insisting she will lead Labor to the next election.
"I will be leading the Labor Party to the next election and I can tell you very clearly now what that election will be about," Ms Gillard said.
"It will be about who you stand for, whether you stand for the privileged few or whether you stand for working Australians and their families."
The renewed criticism came after Gillard asked embattled MP Craig Thomson to leave the Labor Party until claims he misused Health Services Union funds are finally dealt with.
Gillard has also told Queensland independent Peter Slipper to extend his time away from the Speaker's chair until all the allegations against him are settled - 30 April 2012.

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