There is a time sometimes when commentators and journalists have to swallow dead rats.
Corin Dann is a Labour fan…he shows it with his work, but after last nights poll he has had to swallow a dead rat and write an opinion piece he would have hated writing.
For the Labour and the Greens, the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll is a massive wake up call.
Over the summer the general feeling was that the centre left and right blocks were pretty much neck and neck going into election year, and that the election was anyone’s.
Yet in just the space of a month National has started to pull away.
The six-point surge in the ONE News Colmar Brunton poll to 51% may well reflect a strong economy and the feel good factor of summer.
However, it also must be acknowledged that Prime Minister John Key has made a strong start to the year.
His popular education policy sending a clear signal to voters that National is capable of fresh ideas and is not a tired government.¬† Read more »