Two polls, no joy for Shearer, tick tock

One News and Tv3 released their latest polls, and despite Patrick Gower’s enthusiasm for Labour they both show the same thing…National can pretty much govern alone and David Shearer’s Labour is losing support in large chunks to National as they lurch further to the left and get nice and cosy with the Greens

This can be seen clearly in the figures in the One News Colmar Brunton poll. Although the Greens drop, that support went to Labour, even more left Labour as a result of the green taint.

The voters clearly don’t like the Green/Labour mix and the only big policy announcement in this poll cycle was their power black out plan…the voters obviously don’t like it.

One News results:


National could govern alone and would not need a coalition deal, the poll results show.

National has jumped six points and is sitting pretty on 49 percent.

Labour has dropped three points, now at 33 percent.

The Greens have lost a big chunk of support, now in single digits on nine percent, while New Zealand First picked up a point to be on four percent.

Colin Craig’s Conservative Party on two percent, the Maori Party and United Future, both at one percent, are all holding steady, but not getting much traction.

3News Poll results:


National remains on top, with 47.3 percent – down 2.3 percent. Labour goes up to 33.1 percent; that’s up 2.9 percent. The Greens are up a tad, at 12 percent. And New Zealand First drop to 2.2 percent, beneath the 5 percent threshold required for leader Winston Peters to get back.

As for the minor parties, there is not a lot happening there. ACT is on 0.2 percent, meaning just two people in 1000 would vote for them.

In the Parliament, National would have 59 seats. It would need its support partners to win electorate seats to get a majority.

Grant Robertson must be getting close to tipping out David Shearer. It really only needs some courage from him and his team. The clock is certainly ticking on Shearer’s leadership. Those polls must be starting to worry Labour, they have got nowhere, they are considered hopeless by the voters who are drifting back to the safety of National and John Key.

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