There are some extremely encouraging personal poll ratings for Ming Campbell in the Populus poll for the Times carried out between 27th and 29th July.
It seems that the recent few weeks have had a positive effect on the public's perception of Ming in key areas:
All figures in percentage points compared to last month's poll
Percentage of public thinking Ming Campbell is:
STRONG - UP 8
CHARISMATIC - UP 3
CARES ABOUT THE PROBLEMS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE - UP 12
LIKEABLE - UP 11
MORE HONEST THAN MOST POLITICIANS - UP 7
STICKS TO WHAT HE BELIEVES IN, DOESN'T GIVE IN TO PRESSURE - UP 12
42% of the public think David Cameron is "all spin and no substance". Only 24% of people think that of Ming, and that's down 2 points.
And yes, I know the LibDems have gone down 3 points generally, and that Ming is behind on some criteria compared to Brown and/or Cameron, but give the man a break!