3News poll confirms Labour’s wonky jihad supporting rapists and murderers didn’t work

You really have to love the Media Party…they rushed out and did a poll in the hope that John Key and National had taken a hit over attacking Labour for cuddling rapists and murderers.

They haven’t. The 3News Reid Research poll is pretty much the status quo…not so you’d have noticed from the commentary provided by the chipmunk on meth.

The latest 3 News/Reid Research poll shows National is unscathed by John Key’s “rapists and murderers” Parliamentary attack. Although the Prime Minister’s personal popularity has taken a hit.

Mr Key has been completely unrepentant since he made the remarks, and says he’d do it all again.

The remarks seem to have had an effect, Mr Key is still the preferred Prime Minister but he has taken a 1.2 percent dip in the polls. He now sits on 38.3 percent.

As for Andrew Little, he now sits on 10.4 percent and Winston Peters is on 9.3 percent.

Perhaps the biggest though is Jacinda Ardern. She has risen to 4.2 percent.

Jacinda Ardern is really starting to show up Andrew Little. Perhaps that is why he stuck with the old windbag from Wellington as deputy.

The Opposition went large on cuddling rapists and murderers, and even staged a walkout of parliament. This poll shows that the tactic failed.

The results are:

National – 46.7% down 0.6%
Labour – 32.3% down 0.7
Green – 10.2% up 0.2
NZ First – 7.5% down 0.4
Maori 1.3% up 0.8

Everyone else is under 1%. As you can see the movements are bugger all and essentially the status quo remains with Winston Peters sitting in the box seat. National can govern with existing arrangements or chuck away the poodle parties and cut a deal with Winston for real stability.

The Preferred PM standings are:

John Key – 38.3% down 1.2%
Andrew Little – 10.4%
Winston Peters – 9.3%
Jacinda Ardern – 4.2%

Patrick Gower is talking up a margin of error drop on Key’s numbers but strangely silent on the margin of error difference between Andrew Little and Winston Peters.

What would be really interesting is to see the net positives of the polling. I suspect that Key’s are still over 50% positive while Little’s will be a negative number somewhere around negative 25%. No party has ever won an election when their leader has a net negative rating.

This poll is the status quo, which means all the plans of the Labour Party and the Media Party to dent John Key have failed.

-3News


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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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