Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, August 18th, 2017 - 87 comments
Categories: election 2017, jacinda ardern, labour, polls - Tags: #ChangeTheGovt, colmar brunton, election 2017, let's do this, orewa, polls
Last night’s 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll confirmed Labour’s momentum and, crucially, showed a fall for National. Jacinda Ardern and Bill English are tied as preferred PM. It’s anyone’s election.
What Jacinda Ardern has accomplished here is nothing short of astonishing. As a one-off bump in the polls it rivals Brash’s infamous Orewa speech. But Ardern’s rise is based on optimism and positivity rather than than racist dog whistles.
Jacinda Ardern has tapped in to the underlying mood for change, and given it a voice.
The Greens will bounce back. Their message is simply too important to be ignored.
— 1 NEWS (@1NewsNZ) August 17, 2017
— Tim Murphy (@tmurphyNZ) August 17, 2017