Roy Morgan not enough to roll Goff but Annette might be gone

The latest Roy Morgan poll has been released and contrary to leadership aspirant David parker’s assertions the much vaunted step change of a capital gains tax has not found favour at all with the voters. This is now the second poll by Roy Morgan after their big announcement and Labour’s polling hasn’t budged.

The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows support for Prime Minister John Key’s National-led Government is at 55.5% (down 2%). Support for Key’s National Party is 51.5% (down 0.5%), ACT NZ 2% (unchanged), the Maori Party 1.5% (down 1.5%), and United Future 0.5% (unchanged). Support for Opposition Parties is at 44.5% (up 2%) – Labour Party 32% (up 0.5%), Greens 7% (down 0.5%), New Zealand First 4% (up 1.5%), Mana Party 0.5% (unchanged) and Others 1% (up 0.5%). If a National Election were held today the National Party would easily be returned to Government.

Labour lacks the courage to roll Goff, despite several lower ranked MPs now acknowledging that their CVs need dusting off. The wires are humming too that rather than get Goff they may replace Annette King as a signal that things would be different.

The person being touted as Goff’s new deputy is Shane Jones.

This would be a good move, jones is known as a dirty fighter and he hits hard. It could well be that the voters have moved on from his porn dalliances and so it might be worth having a crack.

The cowardice of Cunliffe and Parker could well see their chances of the leadership slip quietly away if Jones can resurrect Goff’s flagging fortunes. God knows it won’t be anything Phil Goff does that increases Labour’s vote.


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  • Michaels

    WinstonFirst at 4% is just fucking scary

  • Cameron you should talk to your source. Either they do not know what they are talking about or they are pulling your leg.

    There is no way that Jones will become Phil’s deputy.

    • Not saying it is right, just saying that there is chatter.

      • So you are happy to say crap for political benefit for your side? Don’t you want to be taken seriously?

        • It isn’t crap , there is serious talk, I am simply giving it air. Can’t see how Shane jones would help national, I think he would add a bit of mongrel to the fight. He can certainly tear apart Bill English easily.

        • Peter Nickle

          You are a fine one to talk crap Micky. I hear Peter Davis went on holiday since Helen was in town.

          • gazzaw

            I don’t blame him.

  • lcmortensen

    There are several polls out there which asked which voters preferred – a capital gains tax or state asset sales – and more people prefer a capital gains tax.

    Labour’s policies has wide support, but the party doesn’t.

  • thor42

    I think that just replacing King would be the stupidest move ever (and because of that, it is probably what Liarbore will do).
    It will show Labour up as lacking the balls to go all the way and roll Goof.
    *Nothing* can resurrect Goof’s fortunes. The guy is “damaged goods”. He f**ks up everything he touches or is associated with. He is genetically-coded to be a loser.

    • gazzaw

      I agree. Goof must be just desperate to have a go at being PM, any sane person in his position would have announced his retirement. He’s got his play farm, investment properties and he’ll need a wheelbarrow to take away his taxpayer-funded super & travel benefits. There’s bound to be a couple of directorships or uni sinecures waiting in the wings. Just retire for f**ks sake and enjoy life.