Herald Digipoll

The latest Herald Digipoll is out:

  • National  – 54.4 per cent
  • Labour  – 33.7 per cent
  • ACT – 1.7 per cent up from 0.9…nearly 100% increase in support
  • Greens – 5.5 per cent
  • Winston First 2.7 per cent

Mana didn’t register, expect Bomber to now start abusing the Herald for their polling because his beloved Mana party wasn’t mentioned.

As Farrar notes in his Herald column (still has it despite Bombers rude emails):

So one would expect the only debate to be about how much of a bounce this budget would give Labour – how much would the gap between National and Labour close.

The gap in the last Herald-Digipoll was 15%. Five months ago (before National announced its privatisation plans) National was at 52% and Labour at 37%.

In today’s Herald, the first post Budget poll is revealed, and it shows the opposite to what most would expect – the gap has increased from 15% to 21%. National has gone up 2% and Labour has dropped 4%.

Labour’s budget response was pathetic. I said on radio Live yesterday that the Greens were now the default opposition, despite their numbers. Only they provided a decent counter to the budget. Labour are becoming more and more irrelevant and to prove it we have Labour’s campaign manager releasing the latest stunt to claw back vital poll ratings in the lead up to the election.

Instead of focussing on what matters to Kiwis he is trying to have a pissing contest with a right wing blogger.


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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.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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