Labor now creeping downwards. When Monday's opinion polls showed that Kevin Rudd's appointment as Prime Minister had indeed improved Labor's standing with the public the betting markets reacted by almost doubling their assessment of the government's chance of being returned at the election. Since then the initial reaction has waned somewhat.
Tiresome debating about debates. If anything is more boring than stories about an election date it is stories about debates between the leaders. Kevin Rudd was at it again challenging Tony Abbott today. It shows the difficulty he has in finding anything positive to say.