It has been staring us in the face, but we haven’t really admitted it to ourselves: Â Labour is primarily targeting the female demographic. Â Audrey Young has the hard data
Labour’s support among men has fallen to just 23.9 per cent in the latestÂ Herald-DigiPoll survey and leader David Cunliffe concedes it may have something to do with his “sorry for being a man” speech to a domestic violence symposium.
The party’s overall support fell from 30.5 per cent last month to 26.5 per cent this month.
Broken down into gender support, women’s support for Labour fell from 33.4 per cent last month to 29.1 per cent; and men’s support fell from 27.6 per cent last month to 23.9 per cent.
Labour has fairly consistently had greater support among women than men since Helen Clark became Prime Minister but male support has never been so low inÂ Herald-Â DigiPoll records going back to 1999.
Represented by such a non-manly leader, and under the #manban gun internally, Labour continues to shed its male support in spades. Â Read more »