The Government’s ‘benefit budget’ appears to have had little impact, with just 4 per cent of people saying they are now better off, according to the latest ONE News opinion poll.
The Colmar Brunton poll saw National slip one percentage point to 48 per cent despite an embarrassing time of late for Prime Minister John Key, culminating with the ponytail scandal.
Mr Key was also up two points to 44 per cent as the nation’s preferred leader, while Labour leader Andrew Little slipped two points to 9 per cent and is now tied with Winston Peters.
Last month’s Budget promised much for housing and poverty, but just 4 per cent of kiwis surveyed said they were better off because of it, while 72 per cent said their situations were about the same and 10 per cent felt they were worse off.
This poll was full taken post-ponytail and post-budget. It confirms the previous poll wasn’t an outlier, and Andrew Little has failed to fire as his party’s Leader du jour.
He’s got Annette (the Swiss Ball landlady) King doing his job for him, while he’s out there “meeting people”. Oh, and coming up with means testing super without running it past his party first. Read more »