Campaign reading: choose your commentator and take your choice. It is, as they say, difference of opinion that makes a horse race. So too an interesting newspaper as The Australian proved this morning. On page one Dennis Shanahan, under the headline "ALP fears as campaign wobbles", claims senior ALP figures have told the paper there remains an intense dislike towards Kevin Rudd despite Labor's rise in the polls since his removal of Julia Gillard five weeks ago. The view is that his campaign has not started well and is losing momentum:
"The senior Labor figures, who supported Ms Gillard as leader, also claim voter satisfaction with Mr Rudd in polling in marginal seats the ALP must win to hold government is only neutral or negative."