Is that the razor I can hear sharpening

Oh dear the echo-chamber, hate speech, lap-bloggers are going to be upset with the latest Roy Morgan poll, that despite their best wishes, hopes even, and dare I say it, prayers Labour is tanking.

The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows the Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating has jumped 19 points to 133.5 with 59.5% (up 10%) of New Zealanders saying New Zealand is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 26% (down 9%) that say New Zealand is ‘heading in the wrong direction.’

At the same time support for John Key’s National-led Government is up 1% to 54.5%. Support for Prime Minister Key’s National Party is 52.5% (up 3.5%), the Maori Party 1.5% (down 1.5%), and ACT NZ 0.5% (down 1%).

Support for Opposition Parties is down 1% to 45.5% — Labour Party 32.5% (down 2.5%), Greens 8%, (unchanged), New Zealand First 4% (up 1%), Progressive Party 0.5% (up 0.5%) and others 0.5% (unchanged).

If a National Election were held today the National Party would easily be returned to Government.

Maryan Street and Ruth Dyson will have the razor strops out and the blades sharpening. Phil Goff may very well go the same way and method as Geoffrey Palmer and just before the election in a Hail Mary pass situation.

It is clear that Labour’s attempts to smear John Key as responsible for earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear meltdowns aren’t working.


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  • michaels

    And yet Phil will spin this as all good.

    (have another tittie post, they’re far more fun)!!!

  • grizz

    It s just another rogue poll. A statistical anomoly. Internal polling suggests that Labour has held a healthy lead, even leading up to and just after the last general election.

  • Maryan Street put herself out there yesterday. The best she could do though was a dose of Key Derangement Syndrome

  • paulus12

    Maryan is setting her cap at Deputy Labour, and I feel she will achieve to whomsoever.

    She represents the Left wing, a homosexual, and a woman, so what else can Labour have.

  • roger

    I smile when i read these polls , i have never been polled and i know no one who has.I sometimes think that the poll is conducted interveiwing friends of friends of the polling company,who would know????

  • reid

    Yeah presumably they’re aiming to install Annette King as Leader. Possibly Chris Carter might make a Lazarus-like comeback in order to facilitate Hulun’s orders from afar.

    It’s like a Shakespearean tragedy isn’t it.

  • thor42

    **Annette King** as leader? GAAAAH! You might be right, but I wonder **why on earth** they would want to have a FOSSIL as a leader? How about “Trilobite King” as a nickname?
    Honestly…. King has been around for fricken **donkey’s years**. I have an ammonite fossil that is younger than she is.
    But hey – if Labour want to have a fossil as a leader, that’s fine with me…… :)

    • reid

      She’s the most senior of the Sisterhood thor. After her is Jacinda.

      In my reading the Sisterhood incorporate into their anatomy the Rainbow brigade, many of the delegates within the Unions and the Green women of whom most are. That leaves people like Goff and in my judgement also people like Cunliffe and Mallard looking for other alliances. Mallard we know is against Goff but is he for Sisterhood? I don’t know.

      Can anyone fill in blanks? I know there are a lot.

  • mediatart

    Yawn …. wake me up when youall have decided who the next leader of the labour party is.
    memo : labour doesnt do a new leader every two years like national did for the last decade….. but keep practicing your infighting skills youll need them when Key gets tiredofrunninghiswordstogethertomakeitsoundlikeheknowswhathesdoing

    • thor42

      “Infighting”…. what a wonderful word. We’ll see *lots* of that when Goof gets thumped in the election.
      In the months after the election, Labour will be bloodletting like a slaughterhouse. I can’t wait.

      • mediatart

        Really ? Helen lost two elections ” in a row”.

        Why dont you stick to Britneys new look or where Charlie Sheen should go to rehab, after all you know just as much about them.

        Popularity is a two edged sword!
        And Key isnt THAT good he can avoid ” the downfall”. However signs are he will helicopter out after 5 years as PM and then what -Nikki Kaye?