Written By: - Date published: 6:06 pm, October 23rd, 2018 - 162 comments
Categories: labour, national, the praiseworthy and the pitiful - Tags: colmar brunton, jacinda ardern, political polls, simon bridges
The October TVNZ Colmar Brunton poll is out.
The last poll, in August, had National on 45%, Labour on 42 and the Greens 6 and NZ First on 5.
This time, it’s a horror show for National:
The Tories have plunged to 43%
Labour are on 45%, up 3. The Greens are up to 7%. That’s 68 seats without Winston’s input.
Preferred PM has Simon Bridges on 7%, one sixth of Jacinda Ardern’s support. Judith Collins features for the first time in ages, at 5%.
National Party leader Simon Bridges claimed it was because of “toughest, worst week in living memory for National and I think for any leader”.
The problem for Simon is that the week from hell was pretty much all his own work.
Still, the opposition leader for the time being is looking to the future.
“We’ve got to get back to talking about what matters for New Zealanders,” Simon says, really convincingly.