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7:35 am, May 28th, 2021 - 44 comments
Categories: Christopher Luxon, greens, jacinda ardern, john key, Judith Collins, labour, national, polls, Simon Bridges, todd muller - Tags:
The latest Colmar Brunton poll was released last night. Labour is down 3% to 46% which is not bad given they had just given significant increases to benefits in the budget. I suspect the public sector partial wage freeze did the damage.
National is up 2% to 29%. Act is up 1% and the Greens are down 1%. This is all within margin of error stuff.
In the preferred Prime Minister ranking Jacinda Ardern is up 5% to 48% which is stratospheric.
Judith Collins is up 1% to 9%. Her contenders Chris Luxon is on 3% and Simon Bridges is on 2%. John Key is still getting a 1% nostalgia vote.
Other notables were David Seymour who recorded 6% as preferred leader and Chloe Swarbrick made a surprise appearance gaining 2% support.
The ranking of performance provided the most interesting result. From One News:
Despite National’s 2% rise – its leader did not see the support reflected in approval ratings.
Collins’ approval rating has plunged to -19, by far the worst result the National Party has received.
Approval ratings are calculated by the amount of people who approve of Collins’ performance as National leader, minus the amount of people who disapprove.
Thirty per cent of people approved of the way Collins was handling her job as leader of the National Party, while 49% disapproved – giving her an approval rating of -19.
Twenty per cent of people either did not know if they approved or disapproved or refused to answer.
Collins’ rating of -19 was a sharp fall from the December 2020 poll, where she sat at +9. This is the first time Collins’ approval rating has been negative.
In October 2020 she was at +6, in September she was at +12 and in July after becoming leader she was at +27.
In comparison, Todd Muller received +10 in June and Simon Bridges was on -40 in May.
I guess Judith can say that her result is better than Bridges’ worst result. But National must be scratching its head wondering what does it do about Judith.