Not much to say but spotted the new Roy Morgan:
The latest NZ Morgan Poll shows support for John Key’s National-led Government is 60.5% (up 1.5%) comprising National Party 55.5% (up 2.5%), Maori Party 3.5% (up 0.5%), ACT NZ 1% (down 1.5%) and United Future 0.5% (unchanged) according to the Roy Morgan New Zealand Poll conducted October 19-November 1, 2009.
Support for Opposition parties is 39.5% (down 1.5%); Labour Party 29% (down 1%), Greens 7.5% (unchanged), NZ First 1.5% (down 1%), Progressive Party 0.5% (unchanged) and Others 1% (up 0.5%).
While the trend line is a concern, there are signs that the government’s shine is wearing off. Let’s see how the summer period is utilised.
Then there’s also the poll in today’s NZ Herald:
The first Marae-DigiPoll survey since the election has shown a spike in Maori support for both the Maori Party and National – and a strong endorsement of the support arrangement between the two parties.
Time will tell whether this is a real and permanent change or just part of the wider (and current) positive poll environment for the government. Does it make it harder for Hone Harawira to walk away?