Both 3 News and One News released their final polls of the year last night, and it was good news for one of Labour's Davids.
The gap between National and Labour has closed a little, and David Shearer's personal popularity has increased. That's almost certainly as a result of the increased publicity that Mr Shearer has had. In addition, his swift action to neuter David Cunliffe will have earned him kudos from swinging voters, even if Labour activists such as those who populate The Standard are outraged.
Where does this leave David Cunliffe then? That's the $64 question. We may get an answer in February, but given that One News and 3News may not report again before then, we may not. But we suspect that the BBQ season will begin in earnest.