Rumour has it that there is panic inside the National Party. The significant jump in support for Labour has highlighted the deepening resentment at this Government and that starts creating tensions within National’s unity.
Labour jumped 5.2%, a statistically significant jump. The blocks now are 47 to 42. What needs to happen to continue this momentum is the next round of Polls show that number get tighter and there are rumours circulating around about internal polling that has shown this really hurting National.
I think that disillusioned Labour voters who moved to the Greens and NZ First have flocked back in huge numbers and those National voters who flirted with the Greens and NZ First have all run back home to National to protect their over leveraged property portfolios.
Expect those internal Polls to start leaking on blogs in the next couple of days.
If this starts building for Labour-Green then there will reach a point before the end of this year where the blocs get to even pegging as momentum builds. This scenario is being quietly whispered inside the National Party as the Joyce faction and The Judith Collins faction try and tempt Simon Bridges to be their Deputy if Key starts wobbling. Nobody is in the Paula Faction anymore other than a startled Bill English.
Watch the Nats turn on each other like rats if Labour-Green hit parity before the end of the year.