Two years ago Labour’s Grant Robertson declared that he couldn’t stand by and see the party polling at 24 percent and not have a crack at the leadership.
Today his feet must be itching.
The latest Roy Morgan opinion poll’s put Labour’s popularity at just 23 percent, enough to give its leader of two years Andrew Little a nervous tic, looking over his shoulder at Robertson, the man who lost the laborious leadership battle to him by just one percent, thanks in large part to the trade unions’ support for the eventual winner.
Robertson didn’t only win the caucus vote but also the members’ vote. However the unions installed Little.
So what’s wrong with Labour, why is it still languishing in the eyes of the great unwashed? …
By contrast Little comes across as so earnest that he’s more like a trauma therapist and he’s clearly got an uphill battle to convince the punters that deep down there’s a sense of humour somewhere – and there is, but it’s shown about as frequently a solar eclipse.
Being a trauma therapist would be useful in leading Labour!