Labour day poll no solace for Labour Party

After 5 years the National party are still scoring high 40s and in the case of the latest Fairfax poll over 50%. This just shows the lie of Labour and their shills touting an as yet unpublished UMR poll and the Roy Morgan polls as proof National is in trouble.

Labour pushed hard that the UMR polling showed National in 30s…I now challenge Labour and UMR to release that poll…it so so far out of whack with every other reputable poll as to suggest they simply made it up.

Tracy Watkins suggests National is sailing on unchecked.

David Cunliffe would have been hoping for a Labour Day present from today’s Fairfax Media-Ipsos poll.

But there is not much in it for the Labour leader to celebrate. Some jaws will drop at the result, but not in the way Labour might have expected.

Because the poll shows that it’s business as usual for the Government. 

National appears to be sailing on unchecked after five years in office, its popularity undented at 50.2 per cent, even in the face of a newly aggressive and more focused Labour under Mr Cunliffe.

Labour is also up in the poll, to 33.6 per cent. But it would have hoped for more.

The result will puncture Labour’s morale and come as a huge relief to National, which has seemingly been on on the back foot, fighting fires for months.

It was to be expected a new leader would give them a lift, but Cunliffe is no circuit breaker. It is same old, same old again.

If the new messiah that David Cunliffe was touted as can’t move them in the polls then what next?

National will be very pleased with this poll, mainly because it shows the lie of the “leaked” UMR results pushed by Labour and after 5 years in office it would appear that voters are very comfortable with National.

Next time Labour and their shills push a leaked poll journalists should call on them to release the results in full.


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