So according to Newspoll, in just six days prime minister Kevin Rudd has gone from being at "record lows" to Labor support being at its "highest level" since the election campaign began.
But nobody at The Australian seemed to notice The Rudd Surge, least of all Newspoll wrangler Dennis Shanahan.
Unlike just six days ago, when Rudd was at "record lows" :
Mr Rudd today shrugged off the devastating Newspoll and said he had been written off many times before during his political career.I actually admire Shanahan's work explaining to us how the Murdoch co-owned Newspoll is actually nearly always telling us Labor is doomed. Doomed!
“I'm a fighter and there are many things worth fighting for in this election campaign,” he told the Seven Network.
Anyone willing to write thousands of words a week on that fucking berzerk poll, year after year after year, deserves some respect. Probably.
Shanahan on Newspoll is like some bizarre public experiment by Rupert Murdoch, for the confusement and amusement of the masses. Well, of course, there's not so many masses at The Australian anymore, but that's another story. For later.
One you won''t read much about in The Australian.
Like The KRudd Comeback story that was right there, if only they'd wanted to find it..
Maybe next week.