The last time Labour had a bad poll Andrew Little released his internal polling to show TVNZ was wrong and his polling geniuses were right.
He will need to do that again because the latest Roy Morgan poll is a disaster for him on the eve of Labour’s 100th conference.
During October support for National rose by 6.5% to 48% now clearly ahead of a potential Labour/ Greens alliance 38% (down 7.5%) after Prime Minister John Key travelled extensively overseas – including an address to a UN conference in late September. If a New Zealand Election was held now the latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows National would be re-elected.
However, support for the National partners was down slightly with the Maori Party down 0.5% to 1.5% while Act NZ was 0.5% (down 0.5%) and United Future was 0% (unchanged).
Of the three Parliamentary Opposition parties – Labour’s support was at 26.5% (down 7%), Greens 11.5% (down 0.5%) and NZ First 10% (up 1.5%). Of the parties outside Parliament the Internet Party was 0.5% (up 0.5%), Conservative Party of NZ was 0% (down 0.5%), the Mana Party was 0% (unchanged) and support for Independent/ Other was 1.5% (up 0.5%).
Colin Craig’s dreams of parliament are over. His little sycophants currently in charge of the Conservative party need to know the game is up too.
NZ First won’t go with a crippled Labour party either. They are dog tucker based on this poll.