One News delivered the bad news for Labour last night, with barely a move in the two main parties. Their dog whistle, race baiting has failed…Phil Twyford’s promises to caucus of this being Labour’s Orewa have proven to be as hollow as him.
In the latest One News Colmar Brunton poll, National has 47% party support; down 1% on May.
Labour is on 32%; up 1%.
And while they will be pleased to be heading in the right direction Labour would possibly have hoped for more of a lift given the media attention their Housing spokesman Phil Twyford’s campaign over foreign buyers in the Auckland property market has received.
But leader, Andrew Little, says, “I always have taken the view that people are biding their time with Labour.
“They’re just seeing whether we’re serious, whether we’re capable of taking on controversial issues.
“It’s pretty clear to me, when I talk to a lot of people, they like what we’re saying, they like what we’re doing, but they’re saying, ‘We just want to make sure you guys are serious.’
“So, I reckon the change will come but I’m perfectly happy with where things are at in terms of polling we’re getting”.