The latest Roy Morgan poll makes grim reading for the left:
The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows support for John Key’s National-led Government has strengthen considerably to 57.5% (up 3.5%), comprising National Party 52.5% (up 4%), Maori Party 3.5% (up 1%), ACT NZ 1% (down 1.5%) and United Future 0.5% (unchanged). Support for Opposition Parties has fallen to 42.5% (down 3.5%); Labour Party 30% (down 3.5%), Greens 9.5% (up 0.5%), New Zealand First 2.5% (down 0.5%), the Progressive Party 0.5% (unchanged) and Others 0% (unchanged).
If a National Election were held today the National Party would be clearly returned to Government.
The Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating has continued rising, up 6.5pts to 137.5 with 63.5% (up 4%) of New Zealanders saying New Zealand is â€˜heading in the right direction’ compared to 26% (down 2.5%) that say New Zealand is â€˜heading in the wrong direction.’
I have to ask if this is really the right time for Phil Goff to spend a week in China?