The first post election poll results are out. And subject to all the usual caveats I suspect those of us on the left will be quietly smiling.
The poll reports that Labour is at 39.5%, up 2.6% from the election results. The Greens have also surged, up 3.7% to 10%. NZ First has gone backward to 5% from 7.2%. But National is the big loser, down 3.9% to 40.5%.
And confidence is at an 8 year high.
Ardern’s rise to the top job has seen an unprecedented spike in the Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating – with 66.5% (up 8% since October) of New Zealanders saying New Zealand is ‘heading in the right direction’ contributing to a Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating of 146.5 – the highest in nearly 8 years.”
National will not like this. Dropping below 40% will see leader contenders sharpening their knives.