The Roy Morgan poll out yesterday for May is pretty brutal reading for the left:
During May support for the National Government was up 8.5% to 54% …
Support for the Maori Party (National partners) dropped to 1% (down 0.5%) while support is unchanged for both Act NZ 1% and United Future 0%.
Support has decreased for all three Parliamentary Opposition parties: Labour’s support is now at 25.5% (down 2%), Greens 10.5% (down 3%) and NZ First 6% (down 2.5%).
This poll was taken after Key’s ponytail harassment, clearly National have not suffered any damage from that fiasco. It was also before the budget, so the effects of that (positive or negative for National) have yet to be factored in.
Even allowing for the variability of the Roy Morgan I find this a very surprising poll, I don’t think anyone predicted it. If National hold at this level over the next few polls then the political Left will need a game-changer (and no I don’t mean tinkering with the leadership again).