The homicidal chipmunk of NZ current affairs, Patrick Gower, loves to destroy the Left and every election he manages to destabilise the Labour leadership. That trend continues tonight with his stations latest poll taken while he was knifing the Greens on screen and it has given Labour its third bomb shell poll rating in a row.
National – 45.2%
Labour – 24.1%
Greens – 13%
NZ First – 13%
TOP – 2%
What does Andrew do now? I argue that he doubles down, makes some symbolic sackings of his election strategy team and brings in some Left wing super star campaign manager like Jim Anderton to run the campaign and hit the ground running Monday. He needs to show Leadership now with action or it will look like he’s not learning.
Chris Trotter thinks Little should fall on his sword and force Jacinda into the Leadership.
Whatever the outcome, it needs to be forced or seized in the next 24 hours. 3 damaging polls in a row demands action or it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The truth is that National are sinking and running out of political allies. Labour-Green-NZ First could still be the next Government.
What the Poll tells us is that the move for change is greater than support for National, to tap into this mood, Labour have to ram home the message that there can be no change of Government without Labour.