Labour has claimed variously that this policy or that person will be a game changer for them.
But, if the accounts in Richard Prebble’s The Letter are anything to go by it is no use changing the game, the game is actually over already.
¬†John Key confessed one of New Zealand‚Äôs worst kept secrets that National is addicted to polling and polls every week.¬† This is how they know voters think National is going to win.¬† National polls show ‚ÄúDavid Cunliffe has failed to connect with voters.¬† In Christchurch Cunliffe is polling at minus 63 percent.¬† This unfavourable rating puts him behind Russell Norman and Winston Peters‚ÄĚ.¬† A 63% unfavourable rating in Labour voting Christchurch means most Labour voters do not like their leader. Cunliffe has no cross party appeal. Every time he appears on TV he loses Labour votes.¬† In the tough minded Australian Labor Party faced with this situation with Julia Gillard the caucus held its nose and re-elected Kevin Rudd who they hated.
Those negatives are telling…in Christchurch…the red core of Labour in the South Island and David Cunliffe has worse negatives than even Gerry Brownlee.¬† Read more »