The latest Colmar Brunton poll results have been released just in time to get the summer BBQs firing. And the results would not have pleased Judith Collins.
They reinforced the election result. Labour was up to 53% and the Greens and ACT matched their election result and were on 8%.
National was on 25%, which will be of concern to them.
But most importantly support for Judith Collins as preferred leader has taken a hit with support for her dropping 8% points to 12%. The election solidarity is over and National supporters are saying what they think.
Chris Luxon appeared in the rankings at 2%. At some stage in the future, barring misfortune, he will become a threat to Judith’s reign.
Winston Peters and John Key both scored 1%. Clearly a very small minority yearn for yesteryear.
To emphasise what a complete vacuum of leadership the right currently have David Seymour polled at 4%.
But Jacinda Ardern was totally dominant with her leadership being preferred by 58%.
What does National do? Sit it out for a couple of years and wait for the political tide to change? Or panic?
The results of the summer’s BBQ season ought to appear early next year.