KEVIN Rudd rode to electoral victory six years ago, buoyed in part by his rock star like appeal to the nation's youngest voters.
But it seems the reborn Prime Minister is struggling to recapture that enthusiasm in the lead up to the Federal Election.
That's according to three Queanbeyan High students Grayce Cooper, Chris Johnston and Aimee Webster who'll be casting their very first votes in this year's poll.
"I'm sort of on the fence about Kevin Rudd feel he's not very trustworthy, like he's a liar," Ms Webster said.
"When Julia Gillard came in, I was all for Julia but after everything that's happened my opinion of the Labor party has changed.
"You want a leader that's open to change and that's approachable. I don't want to vote for a party that doesn't seem strong, one with lots of in-fighting and different leaders. You need a strong party to lead the country."
Miss Cooper agreed and said Kevin Rudd had never appealed to her.
"I've never really been a very big Kevin Rudd fan," she said. "But I don't like either of the leaders, I think they should both resign. I'm sick of seeing Kevin Rudd's face, I'm sick of seeing Tony Abbott's face."
"I don't really mind any of the leaders, I don't really like any of them in particular," Mr Johnston added.
"All their views are not really what I want anyway."
While the trio are undecided as to who they'll cast their votes for, they revealed same-sex marriage, asylum seeker policy, the pension, education and the carbon tax were the issues of greatest importance to them.
But while they may have differing views on policy, the three agree politics isn't a subject that comes up very often on the playground as many of their peers won't be voting.
The opinion of their parents and older siblings they can also take or leave.
"I try not to talk to my dad because we clash, our views are different. I check news websites because I find it easier than reading the paper, ninemsn.com I read most days," Ms Webster said.
"I get a lot of information from social media particularly Facebook," Ms Cooper added. "It's a place where [my friends and I] can share our views and share sites where we get information from."