The rapidly expanding cheer squad for an early election doesn’t include Julia Gillard and might not even have Tony Abbott within its noisy ranks.
A poll before August 4 next year most likely would resolve nothing and only lead to a succession of elections, each compounding the problems they were hoped to resolve.
It’s a sign of frustration that a general election is seen as the answer to difficulties. For some it has been a demand since the inconclusive 2010 national ballot.
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