Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, July 17th, 2017 - 77 comments
The 2017 election campaign has been set alight by the Greens adopting brave policies that Jeremy Corbyn would be proud of and NZ First adopting policies that would meet with Donald Trump’s approval.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, July 12th, 2017 - 141 comments
Toby Manhire on The Spinoff has an interesting analysis of the recent Colmar Brunton poll. Comapred to the same poll in 2014 National are 5% down, with the Labour/Green alliance unchanged. The fall in the preferred PM rating from Key to English is huge. The Nats are highly vulnerable.
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, July 11th, 2017 - 189 comments
Another poll, another round of narratives out of noise.
Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, May 23rd, 2017 - 10 comments
Stuff is running an online survey – Is New Zealand on the right track?
Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, April 23rd, 2017 - 17 comments
If politicians are meant to represent people, then shouldn’t they explore ways to ensure that the people they represent get represented in government?
Written By: - Date published: 6:04 pm, April 3rd, 2017 - 60 comments
If you are one of the right wing nut jobs that read this site, then Horizon puts out some truly scary polls. But if you aren’t an idiot and actually take the time to read material before criticizing it (unlike Hooton on ‘Hit and Run’) then this points to a tight election as is usual under MMP. But with all of the swing in the direction of a Labour led coalition. But I am sure the simpleton spinners will have another explanation.
Written By: - Date published: 10:46 am, March 31st, 2017 - 22 comments
RNZ: “Labour and the Green Party have closed the gap slightly on National in the latest Poll of Polls”.
Written By: - Date published: 6:42 pm, March 26th, 2017 - 79 comments
English is down 6% in the latest Colmar Brunton. Jane Clifton sees Nat MPs getting nervous. “For the Nats, having so long taken a fourth term as read, the possibility that their own leader may soon be less secure in his job than Labour’s will be a toughie.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 67 comments
The latest Newshub / Reid poll shows nothing dramatic on the party preference, but has talking points for both left and right on the (largely nonsense) preferred PM question.
Written By: - Date published: 10:08 am, February 26th, 2017 - 24 comments
Written By: - Date published: 6:20 pm, February 19th, 2017 - 111 comments
1 News: “The gap between National and the centre left block of Labour and the Greens has tightened in the wake of John Key’s departure as leader, according to the first major poll since his shock resignation.”
Written By: - Date published: 4:27 pm, December 21st, 2016 - 128 comments
The erratic Roy Morgan poll has swung around again, Nats down 4.5% to 45% and Labour/ Greens up up 5.5% to 43%. Worryingly for the B-team, government confidence fell a “whopping” 10 points.
Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, November 11th, 2016 - 83 comments
Trump laid siege to the Democrat’s “Blue Wall” and they didn’t respond to or recognise his strategem until far too late.
Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, October 8th, 2016 - 173 comments
It looks all its over for Donald Trump. On the eve of the second Presidential debate, his polling has tanked, the Russians have come out in support of him and his team have run out of money for TV ads. Plus, truly awful video has emerged overnight of him admitting sexual assaults. Has there ever been a worse candidate? And will he still be the right’s candidate in a month’s time?
UPDATE: Trump says he will be a better man. Pearl Jam sue.
Written By: - Date published: 9:18 pm, September 27th, 2016 - 191 comments
The latest Roy Morgan poll result has support for National plunging and support for Labour surging.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, September 21st, 2016 - 97 comments
Did Lianne Dalziel just prove how economically challenged the National Party are? It appears Christchurch will be able to pay its quake bill without flogging off the family silver. Why are the right so wedded to asset sales when they make no financial sense?
Written By: - Date published: 7:50 pm, August 29th, 2016 - 268 comments
The latest Roy Morgan is out. A solid 7% drop for National.
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, August 9th, 2016 - 81 comments
More good news for the political left in the fine print of yesterday’s Newshub-Reid Research poll.
Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, July 22nd, 2016 - 359 comments
Time to move to Planet Key?
Written By: - Date published: 9:28 am, June 8th, 2016 - 148 comments
A modest bump for the Labour Green block in the latest Colmar Brunton. And what appears to be a shift from NZF to Labour after the MOU announcement. That might wipe the smile off Winston’s dial.
Written By: - Date published: 3:10 pm, May 25th, 2016 - 46 comments