David Cunliffe’s days are numbered for sure. Instead of turning around Labour’s fortunes, he has tanked them.
The latest Roy Morgan, the dodgiest of all polls, but nonetheless Labour’s favourite, shows them slipping further below the morale sapping 30%.
Todayâ€™s New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows a fall in support for National (49.5%, down 3%) but National are still well ahead of a potential Labour/Greens alliance (40%, up 2%).
Support for Keyâ€™s Coalition partners has fallen slightly with the Maori Party 1% (down 0.5%), Act NZ (0.5%, down 0.5%) and United Future 0% (unchanged).
Support for the Labour Party is down 1% to 28%, the Greens are up 3% to 12%, New Zealand First is 4% (down 0.5%) and the Mana Party 1.5% (up 1%). Mana Party alliance partners the Internet Party are at 1% (up 0.5%) â€“ a combined 2.5% for the two parties while support for the Conservative Party of NZ is 1.5% (up 0.5%) and support for Independent/ Others is 1% (up 0.5%).
If a National Election were held now the latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows that the result would be an easy victory for the National Party and a third term for Prime Minister John Key.
The latest NZ Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating is virtually unchanged â€“ down 1pt to 139.5pts with 63.5% (down 1%) of New Zealanders saying New Zealand is â€˜heading in the right directionâ€™ compared to 24% (unchanged) that say New Zealand is â€˜heading in the wrong directionâ€™.
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