Julia Gillard's Federal Labor Government looks like being totally wiped out in the coming election, potentially leaving Labor with only a small handful of seats in the new Parliament with an Abbot Liberal National Party Government. Such a situation could leave Labor in the political wilderness for many years without much hope of regaining power for a generation, just as Labor was in opposition for 23 years until Gough Whitlam gained power back in 1972 under a platform of change over a tired Liberal National Party Government. Many Labor members of Parliament have closely examined the latest polling and realize they have almost no chance of retaining their seats under Gillard leading the election campaign. Many pollsters believe Gillard's personal unpopularity maybe generally holding down the potential Labor vote.

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