The latest Roy Morgan poll is out and the results will be of concern to the Government. Labour is up 2.5% to 31%, the Greens are up 3% to 14.5% while National is down 6% to 42.5%. It appears that the beneficial effect of the Royal Tour has worn off and the divisions highlighted by Maurice Williamson’s resignation and Judith Collins’ continuing difficulties have had their effect.
Although it is only one poll and the trend rather than individual results are more important the results will be heartening to the left and of deep concern to National. Of real concern to them is that the poll was taken from April 21 to May 4. Williamson’s difficulties surfaced on May 1. Collins’ melt down happened on May 4.
It will be interesting to see how National reacts to this poll. It could be that Collins’ prospects of retaining her Ministerial position are even worse now.