The Herald DigiPoll survey puts National on 44.8 per cent support, down 5.5 points on the August poll. That’s its lowest rating in the survey since February.
Labour is up 2.8 points to 39.6 per cent.
This is a dramatic closure. The Herald puts it down to “a month when National’s leader, John Key, has not been in the media spotlight nearly as much as Prime Minister Helen Clark”.
We all know there’s more to it than that though. Apparently this poll was taken before the Nats revealed their true agenda on privatisation and increased costs for doctors’ visits – so clearly the public were tiring of Key and National’s failure to release any substantive policy. It’ll be fascinating to see how the polls respond to their more recent right-wing admissions. Any guesses?