Backing a winner no matter the cost

Les Heimann writes: Re. "Essential: whatever PM's problems are, they're not about policy" (Monday). The Essential polling clearly demonstrates Australia’s love affair with the popular. What we observe is the obvious: while most reasonable people accept that the last six years of Labor government has been good for Australia, good for them and that the Labor Party has good policies, the leadership cadre is unpopular and so they will turf them out at the next election.