Colleagues and scholars from coast to coast, across Bass Strait and all the ships at sea.
Dateline: Australia, Federal Politics, 2014.
Some extraordinary results were published by Essential Research this week regarding the public's opinion of the fate of the Government and Prime Minister just 16 months after a resounding election victory.
To the question of: "Which party do you think is most likely to win the next Federal Election due in 2016?"
To the question of: "Do you think Tony Abbott is likely or unlikely to still be the leader of the Liberal Party at the next election?"
These are disturbing results for the Government, and it's pretty clear the following tables illustrating the polling aggregate state of play as at December 2014 is the explanation.
Quite a sobering set of numbers for the Government and Prime Minister to contemplate over the summer.