Mallard’s Strategy Failure shown in Polls
Trevor Mallard has had two weeks straight of headlines and shenanigans in the house. He has also nicely fed his tame house journalists and it has all been for nought….in fact it has damaged Labour dramatically.
He has over-shadowed his own leader and it shows with David Shearer’s preferred PM rating on Tv3 shedding nearly 4 points from 12 to 8.9. Clearly these polls are reflecting the unpopularity of Trevor Mallard and his strategy for Labour.
This also shows David Shearer’s inability to control his Angry Bird.
These poll results will now focus the minds of Labour about whether of not the “Invisible Man” is working at all. They are running out of time though because they only have until their conference when the new constitution will be ratified, making it almost impossible to roll any leader unless they first have the union’s backing. Currently the EPMU are a lock for Shearer…that may change after tonight.
National up 4.8 to 50.6
Labour down 2.4 to 30.8
Greens down 3.3 to 11.2
NZ First 3
John Key 43.2
David Shearer 8.9 down from 12
NZ First 3
John Key 45
David Shearer 13