I have been saying for some time that the Greens should be polling much higher than they are – picking up “ethical left” voters disgusted with Labour who can not bring themselves to vote centre-right.
But they continue to hover on the brink of electoral oblivion. Look at the five polls in September:
- TVNZ – 5.0%
- TV3 – 5.0%
- Roy Morgan – 6.5%
- NZ Herald 4.9%
- Fairfax – 5.0%
So four of the five polls have the Greens on the edge of disaster, and the campaign starts next week.
If I were the Greens, I would be asking where they can easiest gain votes from. The answer seems obvious.Tags: Greens, Polls