Voters may not like National’s performance on housing, but will it lose them votes?

Personally I don’t think so.

The Media party are shilling ever increasingly stupid poverty and housing stories now. Like the case of the woman with eight children.

Most voters don’t think the government is doing enough to control the housing market, an opinion poll has shown.

A Newshub-Reid Research poll asked the question, and 76 per cent of respondents said not enough was being done.

Among National Party supporters, 61 per cent said not enough was being done.

Prime Minister John Key says the poll shows the government has more work to do to explain its full housing programme.

“It’s very comprehensive,” he said.

Mr Key has confirmed there will be “some initiatives” around housing in Thursday’s budget, although Finance Minister Bill English has said the shortage can’t be solved by extra budget funding.

What everyone forgets is that this full court press on housing was totally manufactured by Labour. They sent out emails and used social media to find people prepared to tell their “story” to a compliant and complicit Media party. Voila! Housing crisis.

This will die out in a week, the Media party and Labour are now down to the dead set useless and that actually turns voters off.

None of these stories dig deeper. They just take the cases at face value. The mother of eight in motels is a case in point. For some strange reason this woman seems to have really bad luck of living in houses where methamphetamine miraculously appears and she doesn’t know how or why. A Housing NZ spokesperson said poor Jade seems to have the unfortunate history of befalling mysterious meth contamination during previous tenancies in houses of theirs, and they have finally had enough, barring her from further HNZ property for 12 months. Of course her poverty is self inflicted due to inability to use something as simple as the pill or to actually shut her legs to whatever stray wants to impregnate her.

The wheels are going to fall off this campaign shortly as the public becomes shy of believing a single word any of these ferals have to say.

I suspect though that the question was highly loaded in the poll because I also suspect that if the question was asked of voters “Would you like the government to control house prices and lower prices by say 20%, would you be happy with that Mr or Mrs Home Owner”, the result would be somewhat different. That is the logical conclusion of Newhub’s poll result…people don’t like it but when push comes to shove any government or party that proposes reducing their house value will be given the arse card pronto.


– NZ Newswire


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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.

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