Yesterday I noted readers speculating that I was… speculating about the Northland by-election. Â After all, there are no polls to back up my assertions.
Not sure if they were new around here, but of course I don’t rely on public polls, and I try to be wrong as little as possible, and I share my ideas and knowledge with you based on a lot more than sticking my wet finger in the air.
There are people inside National that have already called it for Winston. Â That’s how close it is.
Even John Key is trotting out the message – the hope is that it might stir more National voters to come out and vote.
The Northland by-election could go either way, Prime Minister John Key says.
That’s a long way from his comments at the beginning of the campaign when he said Winston Peters didn’t stand a chance.
Since then one opinion poll has shown Mr Peters ahead of National’s Mark Osborne, and another has shown the leading candidates tied.
“We’re in for a huge fight,” Mr Key told reporters … Â “I think we’re doing a good job and we’ve got a good candidate, but it could go either way now.”
There’s been record early voting ahead of Saturday’s by-election, but Mr Key isn’t reading anything in to that. Read more »