Ele Ludemann is a very, very capable woman who blogs about politics. Here at Whaleoil,we enjoy reading what Ele has to say, and wish she would say a bit more of it as she is a very wise judge of politics.
She absolutely nails Labour and their dodgy polling with this fantastic post.
Individual polls are probably only of interest to political tragics but others might take more interest in the trends which have National in the mid 40s and suggest the UMR poll is an outlier.
Labour could have set a silly precedent and dug a hole for itself by releasing its own poll.
The media will want to know what the party’s internal polling shows next time one of the public ones doesn’t fit the party’s narrative.
If Labour doesn’t release it the obvious conclusion will be that it isn’t favourable either.
Had it not lost its spin doctors, one of them might have warned the party of that.
Spot on Ele, we will always be expecting Labour’s polling to be released as they have now set the precedent.
And we will want to see the questions and the raw data too, so we can be sure that someone isn’t rigging the numbers.
– Home Paddock