The latest Reid Research/3 News poll is out. National have dipped slightly and Key’s personal support has dropped despite the PM’s sucking up to the AB’s. He’s been mired in the thirties for months, when for years he used to be comfortably in the forties. Hie weird rapist comments haven’t hurt him much, but they clearly haven’t helped.
As 3 News note:
“For six years his preferred Prime Minister’s rating was almost always in the 40 percent region. Now he has dropped into the 30 percent region after that pony-tail pulling charade. He has been there since.”
Winston Peters has it seen it all before:
“The tide runs out for even the biggest PR operation.”
Labour under Andrew Little seem to have cemented themselves in the low thirties. That’s a big step forward from election day. There’s a solid platform to be built on there.
The rest: margin of error stuff.
3 News translate this result to 61 seats to the right, 60 to the opposition.
So, no great shifts, but Key continues to under perform. How long will the National grandees let him hang on?
Taxi for Mr Key?