As I might have commented before, I don’t get too excited about the polls. It’s all about the one and only turnout on the day that matters. However, I can’t help but being very pleased to report that Labour has leapt to a dramatic 12% lead in the opinion polls over National! It’s looking good for 2011! Bravo Phil Goff and the rest of the Labour team.
What do you mean you don’t believe me?
Look, it’s all very simple. I’m using the same methodology as John Key. Last week he laughably tried to claim that NZ was closing the wage gap with Australia, by comparing the worst point he could find during Labour’s 9 years and the best he could find for the current National government. I’m simply doing the same, comparing the worst result for National in the 9 years of opposition (21% in the 2002 election result) with Labour’s recent 33% poll showing. Result, Labour is 12% ahead!
What do you mean that methodology is a complete and utter crock? What do you mean it would get torn apart by the critics? That didn’t stop John Key trying it on, did it. Why would Nice Mr Key lie to us?