Two polls – Two different results

Who would know where the polls are at the moment. I have decided that I won’t reference Roy Morgan anymore. Their polling has become extremely erratic and their refusal to join the polling body just confirms my suspicions. It wouldn;t matter if they showed National above 50%, I will no longer mention their crack fuelled polling.

TVNZ One News Colmar Brunton poll shows a drop for National. I’d suggest their February result was a bit out of kilter, so the drop is not as big as they are making out.

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Labour will try to claim this is because of their constant dripping tap of GCSB and also their power policy. However polling was completed well before they released the policy. 

TV3 paints a different picture:

TV3-poll

If an election were held today, National could govern alone.

The latest 3 News/Reid Research poll shows the ongoing political controversy involving the Prime Minister’s spy agency has done little to damage his government’s popularity.

Mr Key’s been under sustained pressure. It’s been all about Kim Dotcom and illegal spying again, chasing him at home and abroad, in China.

But it doesn’t matter, because on this poll National is still on top and could govern alone.

“I think it’s a pleasing result,” says Mr Key.

Mr Key dismisses it all as a Labour attack on him.

“They see me as inextricably with National, so that’s the plan. I think what the poll shows is that a lot of New Zealanders have seen through that.”

I can’t wait till we see the polling that results from the destruction of Kiwisaver accounts, and Winston’s shameless bid to steal those same accounts to assist in re-nationalising power companies.

The stupidest poll comment was David Shearer stating on TV3, “I think John Key is just talking out of his uhmm…ahhh..mouth”


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