John Key’s antics trying to drum up support for a flag change are getting increasingly desperate:
Yo Rich m8, its JK 😉 chk out my cool flg vid on the FB. Go ABs!
Yes, the Prime Minister really did text the All Black captain to ask him to check out his hugely popular flag video on his Facebook page.
There is no sign yet that Key is taking the country with him. Here’s a quick timeline of (most of?) the relevant polls:
September 6, ONE News Colmar Brunton: ” 66 per cent want to keep the current flag, up 2 per cent from 18 months ago”.
September 15, Aardwolf Research Consulting: 60.3 want to keep the current flag.
September 21, 3 News Reid Research: “almost” 70% want to keep the current flag.
October 23, Auckland University: 61% want to keep the current flag.
That last survey has some very interesting discussion of the breakdown of opinion in various political / regional / socioeconomic groups.
“There was not a single group bar one, which is male university-educated high-earners where it’s touch and go, that’s in favour of a flag change,” Dr Milne said.
Expect more antics from Key…