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6:18 pm, March 13th, 2023 - 57 comments
Categories: act, chris hipkins, Christopher Luxon, greens, labour, maori party, national, Politics, polls, uncategorized - Tags: act, election 2023, greens, labour, national, polls
The latest One News Kantar Poll result has been released and it is a doozie.
Labour is down slightly from 38% to 36% which is not great … but …
National is down 3% from 37% to 34% which is not good for them but …
Act is up 1% to 11% and the Greens are up 4% to 11%.
It is still neck and neck. But the polls have tipped to the left. With the Maori Party there is now a way for the left to retain power.
But the headline is that Chris Luxon’s polling has plunged.
Preferred prime minister rankings will be disappointing for National’s Luxon, who plunged to 17%, a 5% drop on the last 1News Kantar Public poll.
To add insult to injury, Labour Party leader Chris Hipkins picked up almost all of those points, rising to 27%, a 4% jump on his previous result.
Act Party leader David Seymour is steady on 6%, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is up 1% to 3%, and some still hung on to former prime minister Jacinda Ardern, with the Mt Albert MP on 2%, down 3% on the last poll,
National must be wondering what to do with Christopher Luxon. As leader it is clear that he is not up to scratch, people do not like him and do not trust him.
The interesting dynamic is the surge to the left and to the right minor parties. Clearly the electorate is becoming increasingly polarised.
Stand by it is going to be a hell of a year …