The latest Roy Morgan poll has Labour down 4.5% to 29%.
There’s no way to varnish it, this is a very bad poll for Labour, particularly for David Shearer.
Yeah, it’s just one poll, and it does come off the back of the GCSB tape debacle. But it’s part of a broader trend of Labour being unable to break out of the early 30s and late 20s.
It also comes just days after a 3 News poll showing the government isn’t trusted on the economy and education. Just when Labour should be getting traction it’s going backwards.
Seems the public just aren’t seeing Labour as a viable alternative at the moment, and the anti-government vote is being bled to the Greens and NZ First (who at 7.5% are now at their highest support since 2005).
Not exactly the news Labour was looking for just weeks out from conference.