Written By: - Date published: 8:07 pm, August 5th, 2018 - 94 comments
Categories: election 2020, jacinda ardern, labour, national, Politics, polls, Simon Bridges, winston peters - Tags: political polls
The 1 News Colmar Brunton poll tonight confirms the worst kept secret in Wellington; National are tanking under Bridges and Bennett.
There’s an eight point gap between the government and the inspiration free zone that is the opposition.
The poll covers the last few weeks, including National’s underwhelming annual conference that delivered as its centre peices an idea stolen from ACT, and, er, a recycled Labour Party policy.
The National Party leader, Simon Bridges, only just registers on the preferred PM poll despite Jacinda Adern being on leave and the Nats having 6 weeks to land a hit on Winston Peters.
Score update: Winston 1, National nil.
And, worst of all for the Nats, they sent their leader on a ‘meet the people’ roadshow that saw Simon exiled in Naseby and Sefton when he should have been leading the News at 6.
Well, the people met Simon alright. Turns out, they don’t much rate him.
National Party 45 per cent (Same as 19-23 May 2018)
Labour Party 42 per cent (Down 1 per cent-point)
Green Party 6 per cent (Up 1 per cent-point)
New Zealand First 5 per cent (Up 1 per cent-point)
Act Party 1 per cent
Maori Party 1 per cent
Preferred Prime Minister:
Jacinda Ardern 40 per cent (Down 1%)
Simon Bridges 10 per cent (Down 2%)
Winston Peters 5 per cent (Up 1%)