The latest Roy Morgan poll is out.
During November support for National fell 1% to 49% still well ahead of a potential Labour/Greens alliance 41.5% (up 1%) according to the latest Roy Morgan New Zealand Poll conducted before controversy erupted this week after PM John Key accused Opposition Leader Andrew Little of backing rapists…If a New Zealand Election were held now the latest NZ Roy Morgan Poll shows National would be easily re-elected.
Support for the National partners the Maori Party improved to 2% (up 1.5%) while the other partners were unchanged; Act NZ 0.5% (unchanged) and United Future 0% (unchanged).
Of the three Parliamentary Opposition parties – Labour’s support is now at 29.5% (up 0.5%), Greens 12% (up 0.5%) but support for NZ First decreased to 6% (down 0.5%).
RM’s Government Confidence Rating is up 9.5 points to 131.5.
A full year into National’s 3rd term. Yet voters apparently see no better alternatives to John Key on the horizon. With the Maori Party’s 2% likely going to a National led Government, Winston First would be left out in the wilderness again.
Do Standardistas think that a well rehearsed speech from Andrew Little at Labour Party Conference is going to make a difference to this lack of Left traction? Your views please.
Right. A few commentators have said that I am cherry picking negative Roy Morgans to slate Labour. Get real Lefties. Look at the chart below of Roy Morgans stretching back to Q3 2013. National is doing better now than back at the end of 2013 (when Cunliffe had just been elected Leader). Labour is bouncing around between 25% and 30%. Check out the numbers on the interactive version on the Roy Morgan site. So this is my message: the Left is not getting any traction whatsoever and there are very good reasons for this.