Deck chair shuffling on the Titanic is never a good strategy



Various members of the commentariat are trying to figure out how the Colmar Brunton numbers are brilliant for the left.

Far left hate speech blogger Marty Martin Bradbury shows just how bewildered he is about it all:

What has surprised the mainstream media pundits, reporters and will have National panicking is the immediate and significant move in the Polls the Memorandum of Understanding has created for Labour and the Greens…

…this clearly shows the disaffected from Labour who went to the Greens and NZ First have returned to the Party in huge numbers.

Yeah, nah Martyn Martin.

What the numbers show clearly is that the deck chairs on the Titanic are being shuffled. Former Labour supporters who now support the Greens or NZ First have apparently rushed back to Labour because of a flimsy one page document that promises nothing and delivers even less?

The size of the Opposition pie didn’t grow by much (1.7%, if you ignore NZ First) and the National pie grew by more (1.9%). The Labour party and commentariat likes to include NZ First in their claims for victory, but if you do that then the  numbers are pretty bad for those wanting a change of government. For those who argue NZ First is actually a part of the opposition then the combined Labour, Greens, NZ First are down 2.4% versus the National party rising 1.9%.

Labour has to increase their size of the pie, they must start taking votes off National. There is no evidence to suggest that they are even beginning to do that. Until they can do that all they are doing is shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.

This is only one poll, and I doubt that National will be at all concerned.

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