Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd faces the embarrassing prospect of losing his own parliamentary seat in the upcoming general election.
A poll conducted in the Labor leader's Brisbane seat of Griffth for Guardian Australia revealed Rudd was trailing his Liberal rival Bill Glasson by 52% to 48%.
Rudd faced opposition leader Tony Abbott in the second election debate on Wednesday. At one point during the exchanges, Abbott asked Rudd whether he ever "shut up".
A poll published in The Australian newspaper on Monday showed Abbott's coalition Opposition leading Rudd;s Labor Party by 54% to 46%. The election takes place on 7 September.