2022 Mood of the Boardroom scores

The annual Herald Mood of the Boardroom has occurred and as usual I summarise the scores CEOs give to key politicians. While CEOs are not representative of all NZers it is interesting to see how their scores have changed from last year and which MPs are seen as better and worse performing.

A huge decline for most Ministers year, with some saying it is the worst Government since Muldoon.

Scores are on a 1 to 5 scale so 3 is middle.

  1. David Seymour 4.08 (-0.28)
  2. James Shaw 3.27 (+0.21)
  3. Chris Luxon 3.24 (+1.18 from Collins)
  4. Grant Robertson 2.98 (-0.70)
  5. Chris Hipkins 2.95 (-0.01)
  6. Damien O'Connor 2.92 (+0.34)
  7. Kiri Allan 2.83 (-0.32)
  8. Ayesha Verrall 2.49 (-0.32)
  9. Stuart Nash 2.43 (+0.09)
  10. Megan Woods 2.42 (+0.04)
  11. 2.39 (-0.12)
  12. Andrew Little 2.37 (-0.48)
  13. Jan Tinetti 2.34 (+0.12)
  14. Jacinda Ardern 2.30 (-0.73)
  15. Kieran McAnulty 2.25
  16. Michael Wood 2.19 (+0.04)
  17. Carmel Sepuloni 2.13 (+0.04)
  18. Aupito William Sio 2.12 (-0.28)
  19. Meka Whaitiri 2.03 (-0.30)
  20. David Parker 2.00 (-0.57)
  21. Priyanca Radhakrishnan 2.00
  22. David Clark 1.96 (-0.21)
  23. Nanaia Mahuta 1.93 (-0.83)
  24. Willie Jackson 1.89 (-0.31)
  25. Marama Davidson 1.93 (-0.20)
  26. Phil Twyford 1.78 (-0.1)
  27. Poto Williams 1.62 (-0.36)
  28. Kelvin Davis 1.66 (-0.07)

Amazing that the Labour Deputy is rated bottom. Could you imagine Don McKinnon, Michael Cullen or Bill English being outside the top 10, let alone bottom?

And could you imagine Helen Clark or John Key being rated only 12th best performing Minister?

Also very amused that the Minister ranked highest by CEOS, and by a large margin, is Greens co-leader James Shaw. That won't help him when the Marxist faction come again for him next year.

The largest drops are:

  1. Nanaia Mahuta -0.83
  2. Jacinda Ardern -0.73
  3. Grant Robertson -0.70
  4. David Parker -0.57

hil Twyford will be glad he has Kelvin there to make him look good.

They also rate Ardern in a number of different areas:

  1. Leverages personal brand 3.56 (-0.34)
  2. Security and intelligence 3.41 (+0.96)
  3. Stands up to China 2.90 (-0.38)
  4. Climate change response 2.63 (-0.21)
  5. Political performance 2.54 (-0.76)
  6. Child poverty reduction 1.73
  7. Transformative change 1.70 (-0.38)
  8. Build confidence with business 1.61 (-0.36)

So Ardern has shot up for her handling of security and intelligence, but massive drop in political performance and large drops in all other areas.