Would a New Leader win back the base?

David Farrar says that Labour are screwed because they cant win their base in his stuff article.

But the real shocker comes among the “struggling” respondents. Normally Labour would have at least a 2:1 margin here. But the poll finds that the strugglers have 42 per cent support for National and 40 per cent for Labour.

Being unable to win a plurality of voters even among your own base is very rare. A party’s base voters are those who tend to stick with it through bad times as well as good times.

Have Labour being doing internal polls to show them if a new leader will win back their base? If so will Winston Peters release the details of these internal polls?


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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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