Roy Morgan: A masterclass in how to not run a polling company


There are some lovely stories to spin in those numbers, depending on which viewpoint you use.

  1. National have taken a hit over their lack of progress in housing
  2. National + NZ First can rule.  Oopsie.
  3. 200% increase in support for the Maori Party since they announced their Mana plans
  4. Simon Bridges’ blue/green Pizza Drone stuns shifts support to the Greens

Oddly enough, the current poll is about right when it comes to National and Labour.  The Greens always drop at election time, and NZ First tends to surge a bit. Read more »

Whaleoil General Debate

keep-calm-and-don-t-shoot-the-messenger-3Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

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Face of the Day


UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is so busy justifying that he has the support of his members that he’s pulling the party down into the electoral toilet behind him.  All that remains is for someone to flush.  Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

honorific (adj) –  Conferring or showing respect or honour.

(noun) – A title, phrase, or grammatical form conveying respect, used especially when addressing a social superior.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “conferring honour,” 1640s, from French honorifique (16th century) or directly from Latin honorificus “that which does honour,” from honorem + -ficus “making,” from stem of facere “make, do”. As a noun, “a word used as an honorific term,” by 1867.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 29

3The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but if he hangs around with prostitutes, his wealth is wasted.

Monday nightCap

Does the average man on the street know anything about guns?


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Guess who the mystery person using the 3 clues. Include in your comments how the clues relate to the mystery person

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Butchering whale meat and boycotts


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