The headline says it all

Labour rushed out special advertising to capitalise on the illegal recording of John Key and John Banks. They erroneously thought would give them a poll bump.

Turns out the strategic genius running Labour’s campaign was right again…a bump down the ladder to their lowest ever One News C0lmar Brunton poll in 10 years.

Support for Labour has dipped to a ten year low with the Green Party reaping the benefit, according to the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll.

National’s level of support seems to be barely damaged by the ongoing “tea pot tape” controversy this week.

Full results are:

National: down 1 point to 53%
Labour: down another 2 points to 26%
Greens: up 4 points to 13%
New Zealand First: down 0.7 points to 2.2%,
Act: up 0.1 points to 1.6%
Maori Party: 1.6%
Conservative party: 1.4%
Mana: 1.3%
United Future: 0.3%

Nine days out from the election dropping to your lowest ever poll in ten years doesn’t look like a good place to be. Not looking good for their strategy of denigrating John Key either:

John Key’s support as the preferred Prime Minister has not been significantly damaged by the “tea pot tape” saga either.
He has dropped back two points but still has 53% support compared with 13% for Phil Goff.

National won’t be losing any sleep.


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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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