It’s got to be enough to worry you. If you were Key, you would be looking at the polls and thinking you’re taking too much self-inflicted damage. Sure, National is still in the mid-40s and Key will back himself to crucify Shearer in the debates, but his own brand is suffering badly. He’s failed on jobs and increasingly being seen as out of touch. So, is making the news for eating a grasshopper really a smart move? Key seems to think he can carry on being the party boy when the public mood has changed.