The simmering leadership struggle in the National party doesn’t get a lot of attention in the mainstream media, but here’s an exception:
Deputy PM more popular than heirs apparent
Steven Joyce and Judith Collins may be involved in an unofficial leadership contest within National to take over when John Key finally leaves politics, but neither is seen as the best replacement were it to happen tomorrow, according to a New Zealand Herald DigiPoll survey.
Finance Minister Bill English is the preferred choice of general voters.
Mr English was favoured by 29.7 per cent, Mr Joyce by 25.4 per cent and Ms Collins by 13 per cent. Almost 20 per cent thought none of them.
Judith Collins will not be pleased.