The end of the swing to the left meme

Since the weekend there have been endless column inches wasted by commentators who should know better announcing that John Key and National are in big trouble and the country has swung to the left…..whoopsy….someone forgot to tell the electorate.

The jury has returned its verdict on the Government’s decision to hike GST to 15 percent.

The increase took effect from October 1, with many voters fearing the pinch it would have on already tight budgets.

Despite Labour’s aggressive campaign, voters don’t appear to be punishing the Government, according to the latest 3 News Reid Research poll.

The numbers;

National – 53.8%

Labour  – 32.6%

Green 7.6%

Maori  2.4%

While people don’t like party politics in their cities they are more than happy with the government on a national scale. Looks like the liberal elite repeaters have got their meme dead wrong.

Head to head in the preferred Prime Minister stakes John Key sits sky high on 50.6% vs. Phil Goff on 8.8%.

Should Len Brown make a play for Phil’s job?

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.