We’ve been getting emails and comments from people getting robo-calls from John Key. These pre-recorded calls are notoriously bad campaign tools. Invite lots of backlash. Odd National is introducing them (they used them last election but only on election day as a get out the vote tool, not to campaign). Shows they know this election is tighter than it looks.
It’s easy to think that it’s all over with National on 49.5% in the latest poll (the Roy Morgan was conducted from Nov 22-24, the Herald digipoll from Nov 17-23) but you chuck those numbers into the elections.org.nz calculator and National is on a razor edge, with a 2 seat majority but the rest of Parliament opposing asset sales if ACT and Dunne lose, or on Dunne.
The Roy Morgan also shows the least people since the Feb 22nd earthquake think the country is going in the right direction.
The 3news poll last night shows 12% undecided and only 25% of them leaning National (10% leaning NZF). The undecideds can took National down to 47.3%.
The Nats are throwing the kitchen sink at this because they know that we if get ourselves and our friends and family out to vote against National and its asset sales programme, then if won’t happen.
And if we beat asset sales tomorrow, we beat it forever.