DigiPoll: Nats down, Labour up

Written By: - Date published: 11:26 am, September 29th, 2007 - 2 comments
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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?

2 comments on “DigiPoll: Nats down, Labour up”

  1. Policy Parrot 1

    This week could be a watershed week in politics for the National Party. I think the time has finally arrived where people are demanding more from John Key than for him to say, “I’m not Don Brash”.

    Even that pronouncement should be regarded with suspicion – was John Key opposed to Brash’s agenda – but unwilling to oppose it for political reasons?

    What the public really needs to know is this:

    Is Mr. Key simply a spectator, or is he the cheerleader of his caucus? He cannot have it both ways? Which one is it, Mr. Key?

  2. ahod 2

    Nailed it on the head there, Policy Parrot!

    I can’t wait until the happenings of this week make their full impact on the polls, I’m sure Labour will be where is should be; On Top!

    John Keys purpose thus far has been to simply repeat what his over-opinioned high-ranked MP’s have been deciding (albeit slowly, and without much effect), and he’s even managed to bugger that up a few times.

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