Some of the Tasmanian government's recent work is paying dividends for Labor with a bounce of 5 points in the latest EMRS poll to now be at 28 percent of the primary vote....it's still a long way shy of the election winning Liberals 54 percent, but it has shaken off the trend against Labor.
The Greens are on the nose with voters though....they've plummeted to 14 percent, down 8 from their 22, a year ago.
Preferred Premier is Will Hodgman on 46 per cent....Lara Giddings on 25.
A fox sceptic says tens of millions of taxpayer dollars being spent on eradicating the elusive fox would be better spent on essential services.
Since the Fox Eradication Program was established in 2007, more than $37 million has been spent to get rid of the invasive pest - even though extensive and controversial baiting initiatives have failed to find one fox.
As frontline services continue to feel the pinch from strict budget cuts, fox sceptic and Windermere MLC Ivan Dean says funding would be better spent elsewhere