Pete George notes a tweet from a pollster:
Andrew from Colmar Brunton just tweeted:
Labour is down 4 to 28%, the first time they have dipped below 30 since the 2014 election, and National is up 3 to 50% – see One News/Colmar Brunton April 2016.
The reaction from the left, apparent on Twitter and at The Standard, ranged from disbelief to blame, of everything from bad or corrupt polling methods, misleading or corrupt media and John Key.
Hard core Labour supporters have now had nearly eight years of post-Clark frustration and disappointment and daashed hopes.
On current performances (of the party and of leader Andrew Little) this looks unlikely to change any time soon.
Labour has faded from a major party with a widely respected leader to a struggling party with diminishing status.
They are on to their fourth leader and their latest one seems to be heading towards failure, probably hastened by this week’s lurch into dirty politics.
It’s the problem again of people living in a bubble. They and all their friends hate John Key and adore Labour, so how can the polls possibly be right.
Of course the polls are not always accurate. At the last election they under-estimated support for National and over-estimated support for the Greens!