Felix Marwick writes about various conspiracy theories the left-wing are using to convince themselves that David Cunliffe and Labour aren’t really tits.
Another conspiracy theory doing the rounds is that there’s a media conspiracy against David Cunliffe and the Labour Party. Namely a corporate media is at the National Party’s beck and call. I hate to disillusion the tinfoil hat wearers on this, but it too is a load of codswallop. The real truth is that six years of poor performance and slack discipline in party ranks results in a turnoff for voters.
If a party can’t manage itself, what faith can voters have that it can manage a country?
And, finally, on a related matter there’s another conspiracy theory that the polls are deliberately slanted against Labour because they don’t cover cellphone only households. Now while there may be some statistical arguments that could be had around what impact this might have, it can’t possibly account for the entire 20 + point gap between National and Labour.
Could the actual truth be; the voters they’re just not that into you?