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Kevin Rudd. Blainey Woodham

Polls put Kevin Rudd ahead of Tony Abbott

IN THE first national poll since Kevin Rudd returned as Prime Minister, results show he has taken a significant lead as the country's preferred leader.

In today's Galaxy poll published in News Limited papers, 51 per cent of respondents said they believed Mr Rudd would make the best leader, compared to 34 per cent for Mr Abbott.

Fifteen per cent of those surveyed said they were uncommitted.

Mr Rudd's position shows an 18 per cent jump from Julia Gillard's position in March.

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