Based on the Herald’s latest poll, that is a message the Left will be well advised to push hard. The poll shows 62% opposition vs 29% support for asset sales (that’s nearly as unpopular as the Wellywood sign!), while NACT polls at 56%. So, at least 18% are prospective NACT voters AND oppose Key’s main policy. The Left can win over many of these people on this vital issue.
The party support numbers are below. The Herald says these are “decided” voters only, and doesn’t say how many are undecided, which kind of matters when the total poll is only 750:
Maori Party: 1.5%
Other points of interest in the poll:
New Zealand First comes in at just 2.7% but Winnie has been doing better than that in many polls.
Just 9.2% of people feel better off under National, about the same amount as received massive tax cuts resulting from the lowering of the top tax rate from 39% to 33%.
The Herald doesn’t print the ‘feel worse off’ number and instead spins that “Almost 60 per cent of people felt their financial situation had improved (9.2 per cent) or was much the same (50.1 per cent).” Which means over 40% feel worse off under National.
ACT has a bounce from 0.9% to 1.7% but that means little. Brash will be disappointed. He expected his mere name was worth 5%. The arrogant bastard. ACT got zero support from women in the poll.
Hone Harawira has 1.6% support as preferred PM vs Brash on 1.2%.