The impact of Phil Goff

The impact of Phil Goff’s mid-life crisis motor-cycle ride around the country can now be measured along with his impact on the Polls for Labour. The latest Roy Morgan poll is out.

In early January 2010 support for John Key’s National-led Government is virtually unchanged, up 0.5% to 58% comprising National Party 53% (down 1%), Maori Party 2.5% (up 1%), ACT NZ 2% (up 0.5%) and United Future 0.5% (unchanged) according to the Roy Morgan New Zealand Poll. Support for Opposition Parties is 42% (down 0.5%); Labour Party 30% (up 2.5%), Greens 8% (down 1.5%), NZ First 2.5% (down 1.5%), The Progressive Party 0.5% (up 0.5%) and Others 1% (down 0.5%). If a National Election were held today the National Party would still win easily.

Essentially there has been a few ups and downs with the average positions remaining static. The trend certainly isn’t looking like changing int eh foreseeable future. Is it any wonder that Labour still languishes in the polls when they display, seemingly on a? daily basis, the idiocy which lost them the election? What is clear for all to see is that Phil Goff has no more control over his caucus than an incontinent pensioner has over their bladder.

Whilst the joke is funny, it isn’t something a Labour MP should be blogging about. This is definitely something that should be done at the lap-blog. Lately we have seen “Tiger” Mallard call a voter an idiot and now another senior MP making fun of teh Prime Minister. “Patsy” Dalziel must have fallen off the wagon again.