The first post-election public poll is out, and pretty much as expected:
- Labour 53%
- National 25%
- Greens 8%
- ACT 8%
- Maori Party 2%
While it might be expected, it does show the huge challenge ahead of National, With Greens and ACT polling the same, National needs to poll higher than Labour to be able to form a Government.
Now the next election is three years away but in three years they need to eliminate a 28% gap. So every six months they need to close the gap by 5%.