Two polls tonight

There were two mainstream polls tonight both with similar results. The 3News/Reid Research poll looks to have recovered from their rogue last time out so Labour can’t take much heart from their rise in that poll. It is nothing more of a correction to normal levels.

National down 4.5% to 53%
Labour up 5.7% to 32.8%
Greens down 1.2% to 6.5%
Winston First down 0.4% to 2.4%
ACT up 0.5% to 2.2%
Maori down 0.9% to 1.6%
Mana  steady at 0.5%

One News/Colmar Brunton have a similar result:

National down slightly to 52%
Labour no change 34%
Greens no change on 6%
Winston First down to 1.6%
ACT up to 2.5%
Maori steady at 1.4%
Mana steady at 0.9%

It is clear from these polls that Don Brash has much to do to save ACT and that Labour has failed to make a dent at all after the budget. Matt McCarten will be happy with these polls vindicating his call for Goff to be sacked.

If Labour couldn’t make a dent after that budget they never will. No wonder the doors were closed in his face in McGehan Close.

Goff primed each resident he spoke to with a patsy question about rising costs. But when he asked one elderly man what he thought about the rising cost of food, the pensioner complained tobacco prices were soaring out of reach. His $480 pension per fortnight could not keep up with the rising cost of smoking.

Goff moved to the next home.

Some residents bluntly refused to face the swarm of Labour types and television crews. When the cameras disappeared, they emerged to say they actually quite liked their street – despite its reputation – and were not keen on the attention.

Honestly it couldn’t get much worse than doorstepping a poor person and all they do is complain about the price of smokes.


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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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