Labor's housing co-ownership scheme is a terrible policy but an interest rate rise is bad for the government.
I still get the sense that the Coalition is struggling electorally. That's not based on any polls but on the demeanor of the two leaders.
Both would receive daily research identifying electoral trends and tracking polls. That seems to have given Labor a pep up while leaving the Coalition a little flat.
Next week's Newspoll will be a defining one as that's also when the early voting begins. If the numbers aren't moving toward the government then it could be that people have made up their minds.