There was one observer who got it right after Malcolm Turnbull turned feral with that personal attack on Bill Shorten early in February.
Hugh Mackay, who Michael Gordon writing in the Fairfax papers described as having been studying the national mood for decades, says Turnbull has done himself immense damage."I think we will be able to track the gradual disintegration of Turnbull from that attack," he tells me."It was such a weak strategy and so appallingly personal and vile that I think a lot of people are going to lose a lot of respect for him over that."
Today's Newspoll suggests Hugh Mackay was on the right track.