The NZ Herald Mood of the Boardroom finance election debate should be for National what it is like attending a living wage campaign meeting for Labour. They should be at home and the participants should be solidly behind them.
So the Mood of the Boardroom meeting just held should have rang alarm bells for National.
It featured Grant Robertson against Paul Goldsmith and call me biased but it was a one sided beating the likes of which I have not seen before.
During the debate Herald Editor Shayne Currie said this:
Paul I want to turn to the latest Reid Research Poll, and I don’t want to be unkind, but, you’re toast arn’t you.
What a zinger.
Currie also said this when talking about National tax cut policy:
Kiwis are seeing through that I think and it is coming through the mood in the boardroom and small businesses are saying actually it is not tax cuts that we want or need right now.
Of course it is not. Businesses like the rest of us need to make sure that Government is ready to respond to the next community outbreak.
To add to National’s sense of doom Richard Harman is reporting (paywalled) on a leak from National insiders that the Reid Research’s 29.5% poll result for National is not all that far away from the party’s own polls, contradicting Judith Collins’ claims. And he further said that Collins has turned National’s campaign into a one-woman crusade with minimal staff aiming only to consolidate National’s true blue vote. Hence the pro farming policies and the wind back of support for the Zero Carbon law.
We are still 19 days out and anything is possible. But I suspect Currie is right. National is toast.