Dennis Shanahan at The Australian reports on the latest poll results :
Kevin Rudd's personal popularity has lifted to a six-month high....Followed by the standard dose of Shanahan lemon-sucking :
....despite problems with the economic stimulus spending, rising unemployment and fears of interest rate rises.Every news story hand-crafted to fit the tastes of the majority of The Australian's readers.
But Shanahan doesn't go far enough in listing the problems Rudd still faces. I would have added, "(and fears of interest rates) and soaring pet care costs and the eating of nearby star systems by the Adromeda Galaxy...."
Shanahan's up to his old poll massaging tricks of 2007, yet again.
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The federal election will be held in the first quarter of 2010. Perhaps it takes a good six months for Shanahan to get back up to speed?
The only surprising thing is that Shanahan hasn't started talking up a Churchillian return from John Howard.
November 2007 : On Eve Of Shattering Howard Election Defeat, Shanahan Declares 'Our Polls Must Be Wrong!'