The significance of this TV3 poll is that even if you take the landline bias into account, Winston is thrashing the National Party nobody.
The anger of not being told about Sabin’s ‘personal issues’ will erupt when people find out what those ‘personal issues’ are. Watch Winston use Parliamentary privilege to get that information out before the election.
Labour look woeful in this poll and Little’s clumsy handling of Winston’s candidacy by bringing Winston’s age into question suggests their 40% strategy is dependent on Winston dying before 2017.
Northland is a conservative electorate who will flock to Winston’s brand of garden variety bigotry, add in the Sabin revelations and it looks like Key’s ability to ram through legislation may well be about to expire.
These kinds of polls create a momentum of their own in a by-election and at this stage it looks like National and Labour are wasting their money.