Re: Poll - Obama (D) vs Romney (R) - Vote
Yeah there is a hate for Gillard. There was also a hate for Rudd, Beazley, Latham and a few of the other blokes they had. Like you say, media has a massive influenece over things though and thats the angle they play up ie 'Gillard only gets hate for being a woman'. The fact that you argue that point about the media on some issues, yet cannot see it in others is slightly naive. Personally I dislike her policies, the fact that she's a woman is irrelevant.
If you look into it, Latham was constantly criticised for having a huge temper, Rudd for his image, Beazley for being a moron, honestly can't remember the other bloke i'm forgetting Labor had as leader for a little bit so i can't comment on him.
On the flip side, Abbott cops a ton of stick for his views on religion and in the media is portrayed as a woman hating, homophobic man, Howard portrayed as a pathetic old man, Turnbull copped flack after one of his ministers faked an email to implicate rudd and Swan in a car scam, and that other bloke the Libs had wasn't around for long either.