The Media party really don’t like John Key.
For a couple of elections they’ve tried really hard to unseat the government with stings, smears and attacks. Bizarrely, last election there was an attack on a journalist and media personality in an attempt to get rid of John Key.
For a couple of months senior Labour MPs have been putting it about that their internal polling before Christmas was showing Labour on 35%.
No public poll in the last three years has shown Labour on 35%…not since David Shearer was leader did they come close.
Journalists were privately laughing, but those senior Labour MPs were insistent on the ‘truth’ of their polling.
Either the public polls were wrong or Labour’s poll was wrong…or the poll wasn’t wrong; Labour was spinning it better than it was.
It isn’t a coincidence that this is the same issue that raised its head during the election when Labour and their various proxies, like Rob Salmond, were putting it about that Labour were higher in their own polling than the public polls. It all got drowned out in the Dirty Politics hit job…but at one stage it was stated Labour’s polling was at 35% when on election night it was a full 10% lower. Support doesn’t evaporate that much, that fast. Read more »