The 1st poll of 2016 saw Labour at 27.5%. This is after we hear what a great year Labour had last year from the media.
The graph above shows Labour in the Roy Morgan poll since they started in 2005.
It is no surprise that they are lower than when they were in Government but they are lower than most of the time they have been in opposition.
In January 2010 they were at 32% and in January 2013 they were at 31.5%. These are at the same stage of the electoral cycle.
So they are polling 4% to 5% worse than they were at the same stage as their 1st and 2nd terms in opposition.
And how were National one year into their third term in opposition?
They were polling 42.5%.