One News Poll all bad news for Shearer

I have written an article on what the latest One News/Colmar Brunton poll means for John Key and for David Shearer over at Truth.

One news/Colmar Brunton poll, February 2013

One News/Colmar Brunton poll, February 2013

David Shearer had every reason to believe that he had finally turned the corner. He had seen off the cowardly non-challenge of David Cunliffe immediately after the troubles at Labour’s annual conference. He had cruised off of the back of stuff ups by John Key’s government, and then he had a final vote in February’s caucus meeting where he was confirmed as leader, even though 10 MPs abstained.

John Key would have been nervous. last year was a nightmare. Lazy and incompetent ministers exposed the government to embarrassment  but none more so than Hekia Parata. 

Key returned from his summer break with a dilemma. He had to do something but first had to negotiate his way through some internal caucus dynamics with a rump of support for Bill English wanting their pal Nick Smith returned to cabinet. He couldn’t dump Parata, even though he desperately deserved it, he had staked his reputation on her. What he needed to do was isolate her and her performance and contrive an inoculation in case she continues to fail to fire.

That is just the first 3 paragraphs. Read the rest at Truth.


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  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    OK Tories I can see you all laughing. Sheep called me this morning and assured me that this is a rouge poll. According to Sheep’s sources, the TV3 poll due out soon will show that the gap between the Nats and the Labour will be less than 3 points and the Labour-Green block could rule on their own. So sit tights bros, your smiles will be wiped clean soon.

    • In Vino Veritas

      A Rouge poll? What are you implying Sir C?

      • Lopsy

        Bedroom secrets?..

    • Lofty

      Rouge poll SCS?
      Azure surely given the result.

    • tarkwin

      TV3 would know a thing about rogue polls, just look what happens every time John Campbell conduct a survey in a decile 1 Labour bunker.

  • Greg

    Great to see the green taliban heading in the right direction.

    • Mr Sackunkrak

      That’s still 11% too much for this punter.

      • Captain Crab

        We need to catch the pricks with a scandal.

  • johnbronkhorst

    Seems the same for labour the world over…thank christ!!!
    See the media and political analysts still act with surprise…Couldn’t be that the difference is simple….National have good,common sence and honest policies and labour have nothing more than the hollow clanging cymbol of uncosted, unrealistic tax and borrow and spend policies that eventually got them thrown out in 2008.

    • Hazards001

      Policies? What policies? Sell off the few SOE’s that makes return for a bit of short term interest relief?

      We need some real policy.

      Foot on throat of the Maori party and a telling…this is how it is..we are going to shove it up the Greens and get some real mining and drilling exploration going on and you are going to help.

      In the process we will see Maori employed into high paying industry in NZ.

      Crack down on mass immigration and force Kiwis out of their no hoping towns and into places where work is being offered and Whanau be fucked.

      Kill the fucking middle income welfare system of WFF and the ridiculous amount of paid parental leave.

      Chase the students for their loan repayments (I know this is sort of happening but not enough) or penalize them, their parents and their off spring for the next two generations.

      When we see some real policy I’ll be convinced. Until Key mans up and stops fearing his constituents we will continue to be Australia’s poor cousin. Which is a piss poor option since most the real Aussie workers are f..n Kiwis!

  • Mr_Blobby

    A week certainly is a long time in politics.

    Seriously these polls jump up and down like a whores draws, they are about as reliable as the ratings agencies, regulators and auditors that failed to see the economic crisis.

  • Mr_Blobby

    Do the sums Muppet’s,
    United future will get 1 seat for there 0.5% support and will go for the baubles of power with whoever.
    Mana will get 1 seat for his 0.1% support and will stay in opposition.
    Maori will get 3 seats for there 0.5% support and will go for the baubles of power and screw over whitey.
    NZ First, who knows, but he will go for the baubles of power with whoever will have him.

  • TomTom

    Thank christ National is still holding on. Now if the bloody ACTs got their act together, there might be a hope of not having that idiot Shearer for PM.

    • Mr_V4

      Well ah er ah it ah might er um ah take er ah him ah three um years ah er um to ah get ahhhhh through um his er opening ahdress.

  • Apolonia

    The results reported by TV1 are wrong.

    They have credited United with the support that the Conservatives got