Rudd happy about Labor's poll boost
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says it's good that the government is doing better in the opinion polls.
Labor's two-party position stands at 47 per cent to the coalition's 53 per cent, across an average of four national polls taken in the past week.
While the coalition would still win an election based on these figures, it is the narrowest gap between the two major parties since the start of 2012.
The improved numbers will make it harder for Mr Rudd to mount another bid to retake the Labor leadership from Prime Minister Julia Gillard, after a failed attempt in February.
But he insists he's pleased.
"It's good that the government is going well in the opinion polls. It's good that we're going better," Mr Rudd told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.
"And it's good that we now have a focus on two things: one is our vision for the country's future.
"And the second is the appropriate focus on Mr Abbott and his alternative vision - or non-vision - for the nation's future."