This is in the Washington Post (yes the exposed Watergate one!). Predictions now open. How long until they ditch him and put someone else in the seat? This sort of worldwide publicity might not bother the Libs but a 30% popularity rating certainly will. I thought 30% must have been quite near Gillard but, no, Wikipedia has a very interesting list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspoll#Lowest_approval_rating So maybe it won't be Malcolm, but I doubt Abbott will do a Howard and hang around for a few decades waiting for his chance again.