Lots of news today. UMR’s polling may or may not have been leaked and it may suggest that Labour is at 26%, the Greens at 14% and National is at 42%. And on the same day the latest Roy Morgan poll comes out suggesting that Labour is at 30.5%, the Greens are at 13.5% and National is at 43%. Of course the social media is all agog at how bad Labour is doing but to be honest this is really annoying me.
The basic premise is that Green’s support is not relevant no matter what it is and it is a straight Labour-National fight. All those passionate Green supporters and voters should be ignored. For these commentators MMP never happened and it is always a fight between the two biggest parties.
The two polls show that Labour-Green are either just behind or ahead of National. Either result is fine by me.
We have a campaign ahead and progressives can talk about how appalling this Government is, how we have terrible levels of child poverty and a housing crisis that is out of control and our waterways are polluted and our climate change response is a joke. And don’t start me on health and education.
The next ten weeks will be the making or the breaking of our country. Bring it on.