I’ve blogged at Curia the results of tonight’s One News Colmar Brunton poll.
It is almost half way through National’s third term, so it is useful to compare it to the same poll halfway through National’s second term.
In April 2013 National was at 43% and Labour 36% – a 7% gap.
In April 2016 National is at 50% and Labour 28% – a 22% gap.
This is the lowest Labour has been since the election, and also the highest National has been. And taken after the flag referendum which Labour were convinced would damage National, so they opposed change against their own policy. Nice outcome guys.
Key Little is also at 7% Preferred Prime Minister. This is the lowest for a Labour Leader since May 2010. He is now 3% behind Peters.
Labour said in December 2014 their aim was to be polling at 40% by the end of 2015. It’s April 2016 and they’re in the 20s.
If I was a Labour MP, I’d be asking what exactly do they think will change in the next 18 months, so it isn’t a repeat of the last 18 months?