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The latest salacious tidbits from last weekend’s 3 News Poll are being carefully drip fed to the hungry right-wing pack. Duncan Garner writes:
56 percent of Labour voters say Goff won’t win – survey
In our latest 3 News Reid Research poll 78 percent of voters said he cannot win. Just 16 percent said he can.
But it is not much better amongst his own believers – more than one in two Labour voters have lost the faith.
Fifty-six percent say he cannot win and just 37 percent of his own voters say he can.
I must admit that I’m surprised. I’m surprised it’s as low as 56%. Here we have just about every mainstream media outlet constantly bombarding the public with the same messages over and over. Labour can’t win. National is so popular. Goff should step down. You don’t care about boring policy details, you only care that Mr Key is so nice. Labour can’t win. Rinse, lather, repeat. All that, all channels, all the time, and only 56% of Labour supporters are buying it?
Well, here’s to you, you 44%, wherever you are. Good on ya. Labour has better policy, and Labour has more popular policy. The Nats have a dismal record on the economy, job creation, and listening to the people. When the public starts to focus on the election (which now seems likely to be after the bloody rugby) the hallowed poll gap will narrow, and anything is possible yet.
And to the 56% who don’t think we can do it, good on you too for sticking to your principles and sticking with Labour! Yeah we’re the underdogs. But win or lose Labour stands for what’s right, and that’s worth supporting.