A Newshub Reid Research poll was released yesterday. Details are at Curia.
The Newshub story says Key has plummeted as Preferred PM as he has dropped 1.5% in 6 months. This is of course not even statistically significant let alone a plummet of any kind.
I thought it would be useful to compare the Preferred PM ratings of May 2016, with May 2007 – the same point in Labour’s third term.
In May 2007 the PM was at 30% Preferred PM and in May 2016 the PM is at 37% Preferred PM.
In May 2007 the Opposition Leader was at 32% Preferred PM and in May 2016 the Opposition Leader is at 9% Preferred PM.
So Clark was trailing by 2% in May 2007, while in May 2016 Key leads Little by 28%.
Yet Newshub trumpet their poll as bad news for National!