Campaign reading: the bad polls for Labor keep coming. As the bad opinion polls keep coming for Labor, Dennis Shanahan in The Australian comes close to declaring the contest over in "Presidential campaign bet backfires"

"Labor's election strategy of using the 'popular' Kevin Rudd against the 'unpopular' Tony Abbott in a presidential-style campaign has failed. The Prime Minister is going backwards and so is the boost Labor got from dumping Julia Gillard as Labor leader."