The wrong David is overseas and David Shearer is travelling the provinces again on his Shadows tour. He should in fact be copying Julia Gillard and going on holiday…often:
Perhaps Julia Gillard should go on holiday more often.
The Prime Minister has returned from a week-long break in Queensland to Labor’s best Newspoll result in six months.
Today’s poll has seen Labor’s primary vote climb five points to 33 per cent, while the Coalition is down one point to 45 per cent.
On a two-party preferred basis the Coalition still has a sizeable lead on Labor at 54 per cent to 46 per cent. But in continued signs that the electorate has not warmed to Tony Abbott, the Opposition Leader is only just ahead of Ms Gillard as preferred prime minister (38 to 36 per cent) – while 26 per cent of those polled say they are ”uncommitted”.