The voters do want detail and Labour are boring

Contrary to Trevor Mallard’s desperate email where he said:

The key point for us is not to be dragged down into the detail on the CGT. The pub­lic don’t care and we get boring.

It turns out that people do care about detail on their capital gains tax and it also turns out that they do think Labour are boring.

One News Poll disaster for LabourThe latest One News Colmar Brunton poll delivers disaster to Labour with them hitting a 10 year low.

A shock result in the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll shows support for Labour plummeting.

Support for the opposition has plunged to a 10-year low, with Labour polling just 27%.

National is up to 53% while Labour sheds seven points to 27%. The Greens take some of that vote, bouncing up to 10%, while Act and the Maori Party are both sitting around 3%.

New Zealand First (2.4%) would need to double its support to make it back, and the Mana Party (0.5%) and United Future (0.3%) are barely registering.

National would have 66 seats in Parliament on these numbers and with four each from the Maori Party and Act they would have a massive majority.

Labour (33 seats) doesn’t get close even after adding in the Greens (12) and the Mana Party (1).

Labour is in serious trouble. Their campaigns and their plana re as crippled as their campaign manager.

The time has come to roll Goff. They have nothing to lose, they are at a ten year low. Making my image of the weekend somewhat prophetic.

Own Your Future: Roll your leaderOut of time and out of luck the top tier have to go to save Labour. After their performance of the past couple of days they couldn’t go much wrong with the two Davids. David Cunliffe and David parker have performed well and surely now the caucus will have the gumption to finally end the ignominy of Phil Goff’s leadership.

Trevor Mallard can’t spin his way out of this either. He proclaimed in his leaked email that this poll was taken before voters knew the details of the capital gains tax. In the same email just two paragraphs away he also implored Labour to not speak of such trvialities like details, the electorate aren’t interested and they would look boring.

Well from these poll results it certainly looks like people do find Labour. I commented on Citizen A and on The Nation this morning that it really doesn’t matter how good or bad Labour’s policy is, the simple fact is that people simply aren’t listening to anything they have to say.

More than 70% of the population have switched off and 93% don’t care whether Phil Goff draws breath or not. Russel Norman is now within striking distance of becoming the de facto Leader of the Opposition.

 


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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.

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