“After a year of real change, a bit of turmoil, a bit of introspection I guess, we’re the strongest we’ve ever been. And I’m really pleased, ” says Turei.
Strongest they have ever been?
Here’s the average of the public polls since 2011.
Quite the opposite. They’re polling the lowest they have been in the last five years.
Over that time it would be no surprise if poll numbers had fallen, but in fact their base support has held.
Static this year but well below what they polled last cycle.