Latest Auckland Mayoralty Poll: Winners, Losers & Predictions

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Efeso: 27%

Leo: 23%

Viv Beck: 18%

Wayne: 15%

Craig Lord: 13%

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Ted Johnston: 5%

 

The latest Auckland Mayoralty Race Polls are in and it’s a fascinating split in numbers that bewilderingly gives Leo Molloy the inside track!

What is the Auckland Left doing? It feels like a bunch of Wellington people running a campaign in a town they don’t know! I swear to Christ, if you screw up Efeso’s chances here through shear incompetence, there will be hell to pay!

There are of course political Winners and Losers.

WINNERS:

The Spinoff: They managed to get $160 000 from NZ on Air to cover the local elections, despite shitting on Leo multiple times while giving Efeso never ending love! I support Fes, so this is great, but sweet Jesus how the Christ is it acceptable to give partisan media taxpayer money to shit on candidates they despise? Unbelievable decision by NZ on Air! You may as well be funding Cameron Slater for rational coverage of the 2023 Election, I’m just saying.

Apathy and confusion: A staggering 35% are undecided and barely 50% even bother to participate. This is an election based on ignorance and fear, that never works well for the Left.

Leo Molloy: Despite Fes gaining the lead, Leo has moved beyond the range of Beck and Wayne, which is a clear indicator to the Right that if they wish to defeat Efeso, the vote has to coalesce around Leo. The first Poll had the right all crowded around Leo, that they have now fallen away means he is the main candidate challenging Labour and the Greens. This is appallingly good news for Molloy.

 

LOSERS:

Labour: What the fuck are they doing? If they lose Auckland, it will be a shockwave explosion nationally and would suggest Labour might lose Auckland in the 2023 election and that would be a devastating narrative to enter the election year with. Where is all the vaunted on the ground muscle that was promised? If Fes loses this, it will be because he didn’t get the support he should have gained!

CnR: A day after foolishly backing Beck, she tumbles in the polls. There’s no way she can win. CnR have backed the wrong horse again. They are clowns needing a circus.

Wayne Brown: Has plummeted in the polls, he’s now competing with Craig Lord for God’s sake! His vote will get up and walk to Molloy.

Anti-Mandate God Squad QAnon: Fuck off Ted, you NZ Conservative party freak show! Your weird God Squad shit don’t play in the city buddy, go twang that banjo in the rural heartland, we don’t burn crosses here in the city!

 

PREDICTIONS:

Labour and the Auckland Left Royalty have got to pull finger or Efeso will lose this and they will have a nightmare going into election year. There is a naked rage in Aucklanders who are sick to death of being told things are getting better when it’s materially getting worse.

Aucklanders don’t see the constant gridlock as progress at all and unless the Left in Auckland can get a clear message across from Efeso for policy that has an immediate impact on Aucklanders week to week living, those frustrated Aucklanders will gift their anger to Leo Molloy to use.

 

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22 COMMENTS

  1. Is Malloy New Zimbabwe’s answer to Trump? Possibly. I’ll vote for him – purely for the entertainment factor. Hopefully when he hooks either Richard Hills or Chris Darby it is caught on film.

    2:1 odds Mahutacorp has to remove him before October 2023.

    • LoL great comment: I would be cheering him on. Having to actually work the aforementioned councillors on occasion, I can confirm they both need a thorough slapping.

  2. “Where is all the vaunted on the ground muscle that was promised? If Fes loses this, it will be because he didn’t get the support he should have gained!”

    As Chris Trotter said of the Neo-liberal Labour Party mandarins, They would rather keep control of the losing side, than lose control of the winning side.

    The problem lies in all the closet neo-liberals still in Labour, who find Efeso Collins Left policy platforms “Too extreme’ for their taste.

  3. I would love to know why Matt McCarten is the campaign manager for Leo. Any one have any hunches about this?

  4. Is anyone running a book for the odds? Molloy has to be the favourite with his experience!

    • What experience ?Going bankrupt owing IRD 400K PLUS!
      Or losing a defamation case brought by NZ Racing chief Purcell,along with losing the case about name suppression re Grace Millane.
      A little toot,with a small man complex.

      • Blazer, don’t come with the ‘what experience argument!
        Who in business hasn’t had ups and downs, or maybe gone bankrupt and got up again? Collins, no never had to. Who doesn’t owe the IRD???…oh yes, Collins and all the other Labour career politicians because they don’t have to worry about cash low (to pay folks like you!), or even do their own tax returns. As for real management experience, this is exactly why Labour is such a terrible govt bar one or two of them – all just career politicians who have no clue about financial pressure or risk and reward decisions. At least Leo Molloy has life experience beyond uni and academics and politics. And so, for your own instant gratification, here is Efeso’s real world career: Adjunct Lecturer (School of Education, Laidlaw College), Achievement Facilitator (Faculty of Education, University of Auckland), Pasifika Education Advisor (Ministry of Education), Pasifika Youth Development Manager (Ministry of Social Development), and Community Liaison Advisor (University of Auckland). In short, living off the taxpayer.

        • Molloy is a serial loser…has some wealthy patrons …however.
          When was the last time an ex bankrupt became mayor of Auckland?
          Fiscal prudence…old chap.
          Btw it was the taxpayer who got stiffed for 400k ,if you think about it.DB…for around the same…but..’c’est la vie.

  5. Auckland was hit by 3 lockdowns…love for Labour in Auckland is a bit thin on the ground…sad for Efeso, Polynesian Mayor for the largest Polynesian city in the world makes sense…but due to annoyed Aucklanders – maybe not/

    • “Polynesian Mayor for the largest Polynesian city in the world makes sense”

      Don’t you think it might depend on his policies, and his personal qualities? How does anyone’s ethnicity recommend them for a mayorality, or for any job for that matter? According to your criterion, a Polynesian (or Asian) would not be suitable for somewhere like Waitaki or the West Coast.

  6. The trouble is with Efeso, apart from his hair trigger tendancy to play the race card, is he looks like he’ll be a continuation of the god awful malaise Auckland Council is in. And I put Viv Beck firmly in the malaise camp too.

    Auckland Transport is a living nightmare and has to be reigned in. Neither will be up to that job, probably more likely to support it.

    One of the non status quo candidates has to pull out to change things. Beck, who had no hope of winning should do the right thing and be that bigger person!

  7. Fez is happy to increase Auckland councils debt to 305% or 310% of it revenue.

    He hasn’t a clue about anything.

    • Clairvoyant these days!…Molly has form as an ex bankrupt.
      The only thing Molly has is an ego the size of the Hindenburg and he is as ..volatile.

  8. Another potential loser: All of Auckland if Collins wins.

    He is simply not equipped to perform the role as mayor. If he wins he will just hand over all power to the CEOs who will run amok with their budgets and totally ignore the needs of the ratepayers

  9. Molloy knows where to fish. He’s found spot ‘X’.

    There is no point in preaching to the converted in a crowded room.

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