The latest TVNZ Poll will be sobering news to the new Government.
My sources tell me the issue that caused Labour’s plunge wasn’t as Hosking claims, the Clare Curran fiasco or the Russian spy issue – the Labour drop had occurred earlier which leads to the suggestion that it was Labour telling the voting parents of NZ that if their 16 year olds had attended their summer camp and had been inappropriately touched, then Labour wouldn’t have informed them.
By arguing that Labour had followed best practice (when really they in fact hadn’t), Labour simply managed to infuriate every voting parent in the country.
It’s Labour’s perceived social engineering that always burn them.
The most concerning bit is that National are still riding so high.
It is clear to National they will not and can not win by outright majority and so they need a new ally.
Watch for a new attempt to revive the Conservative Party and Mark Mitchell to attend the opening of whatever new launch the create. The play will be a flirtation between Mitchell and the Conservative Party in the media and Mitchell will jump to the Conservative Party and will be allowed a free run by National in Rodney so National have mates going into the 2020 election.
For those who will want to write the whole poll off as right wing propaganda, remember TVNZ changed the methodology of their polls to include cell phones rather than just landlines so these Polls are actually ones that should favour the Left.
If National are doing this well in polls with methodology that recognise the landline bias, there should be concerns.
Labour are still not in control of their message in a mainstream media who are wall to wall with right wing attack trolls.