Competing to be opposition leader

3 News reports:

Voters think Labour leader is the most effective opposition leader, but only just.

A TV One opinion poll released on Monday night showed Mr Shearer favoured by 25 percent of respondents, with NZ First leader Winston Peters just behind him on 24 percent.

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman rated 18 percent and Mana’s Hone Harawira six percent.

The Green Party’s other co-leader, Metiria Turei, was on five percent while 10 percent of those questioned didn’t think any of them were effective.

Not a huge surprise that Peters is high. Few doubt his capacity to oppose. What should worry Labour is that 23% name one of the two Green co-leaders as the most effective opposition leader and 25% their own leader.

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