Labour and The Greens will be pleased with headlines like this:
Agreement gives small boost to Labour, Greens
Labour and the Green Party have received a small boost in a One News Colmar Brunton poll taken over the period in which the parties announced an agreement to work together.
National is still riding high on 48 per cent – but did not receive any increase in support following last month’s Budget.
The poll has put National on 48 per cent (down 2 per cent), Labour on 29 per cent (up 1 per cent), the Greens on 12 per cent (up 2 per cent) and New Zealand First unchanged on 9 per cent.
The poll of just over 1500 eligible voters was taken between May 28 and June 2 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 per cent. …
To the extent that we can believe the shift before vs after the MOU (small sample, margin of error etc), the MOU certainly did not drive support to NZF as some were (of course) spinning. In fact there seems to have been a shift from NZF to Labour (the only statistically significant changes – except for the ridiculous Conservatives). That might wipe the smile off Winston’s dial.