Would Paul Henry be more popular as Labour leader than Phil Goff?

I think I will start a new series…“Would X be more popular as Labour leader than Phil Goff?”

The NZ Herald has polled asking who should lead Labour, unsurprisingly the answer isn’t Phil Goff.

Asked who would be the best leader if Mr Goff was not available, 18 per cent opted for Ms King, who is the deputy leader. Mr Cunliffe had the backing of 15 per cent of respondents.

Shane Jones is right behind him on 12 per cent – reasonably high for someone caught watching pornographic movies on the public purse – a bill he later paid.

Mr Jones was demoted to the back benches for misusing his ministerial credit card but is tipped to be promoted again this year.

Mr Little’s 9 per cent is surprisingly high given that he is yet to enter Parliament.

In a seperate poll on who should be our next Governor-General there is another popularity contest that Phil Goff doesn’t feature in.

But while most people support the status quo, few have an idea about who should be the next Governor-General, the Queen’s official representative.

Almost three out of four did not know or refused to answer.

Former prime minister Helen Clark topped the list with 6 per cent support, ahead of former television host Paul Henry on 3 per cent and former Commonwealth Secretary-General and deputy prime minister Sir Don McKinnon on 2 per cent.

It seems that Phil Goff is about as popular as genital warts, I think I will start the new series, and ask today, Would Paul Henry be more popular as Labour leader than Phil Goff?


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

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