Just when there was hope

Phil Goff glimpsed some hope last month with the Roy Morgan poll showing a turn for his party. As Deputy leader he was hoping to make in roads into the co-leadership of? Mallard and King but alas, this month the Roy Morgan poll has dashed those hopes, and what a time to be overseas…the time when stabbings in politics usually happen.

National Party 57.5% (up 6%)
Maori Party 2.5% (unchanged)
ACT NZ 1.5% (down 0.5 %)

Labour Party 28% (down 5.5%)
Greens 6.5% (down 1%)
NZ First 2% (down 0.5%)
United Future 1% (up 1%)
and Others 1% (up 1%).

Looks like 2002 is heading for a repeat. Bill English will be looking eagerly to see if iPredict will run a stock on Labour to beat his 20.8%. They are only 7.2% off it now and at current rates will achieve that in just two months.

unfortunately for labour the Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating is at 155.5 (up 12.5 points and the highest recorded) with 72% (up 4.5%) of New Zealanders saying New Zealand is ?heading in the right direction? compared to 16.5% (down 8%) that say New Zealand is ?heading in the wrong direction.?

Oh dear, BBQ time anyone?