The ABCs and the beltway mafia must take pause at the latest opinion Polls showing that the nation is crying out for David Cunliffe…
Poll shows Robertson trailing Jones
A new poll has sent ripples through the Labour leadership contest after putting one-time favourite Grant Robertson in third place behind rivals David Cunliffe and rank outsider Shane Jones.
Even amongst Labour voters, they are giving Cunliffe 45.8 per cent, Jones 28.1 per cent and Grant on 26.4.
If the coven cut a deal to once again elect an experiment rather than the publics favorite champion, then they pay the electoral consequences of the Greens being 20% in 2014.
My real fear now is that the resentment towards Cunliffe will produce the most startling of consequences. Team Robertson won’t put Cunliffe down as their second preference, but if Robertson’s vote collapses and Jones comes second in the run offs, the preferences would accidentally give the leadership to Jones.
Beltway Labour has to take a long hard look at itself and the law of unintended consequences.