Another Epsom poll has ACT’ stuffed.
However, it also says the blue-rinsers will obediently tick Banks if Key explicitly tells them to. But will he?
Will the chance of saving 2% ACT be worth the nationwide loss of votes from linking Key’s brand to that mess of a party? His equivocating suggests the Nats haven’t decided.
Every day they hesitate firms up the Epsom vote and is another nail in ACT’s coffin.
And this latest poll – showing that 11% of National’s 2008 supporters intend to change their vote just over the handling over the Rena and another 13.8% of Nat voters unsure if it will affect their vote – will make Key even less inclined to risk getting into bed with ACT.