These are actual reasons given for the poor Labour+Green poll result from One News/Colmar Brunton one one thread, starting from here at The Standard.
The poll appears to be a rogue. I do not know why National should benefit from Green vote.
Barnsly Bill, your award for the dull Dunces comment of the day is in the post, the Labour poll % hasn’t moved since the last propaganda release from Colmar/National…
Colmar/national always polls National 3-4% above their actual support and the Green Party 3-5% below,
The fact that you and BB the Dunce place any real credence whatsoever in these fairy tales as anything but propaganda and then proceed to embellish that propaganda with a little narrative speculating on this and that proves nothing about the previous comment i made to BB, it simply proves that the pair of you along with the ‘wing-nut’ chorus are happy to indugle in bouts of public masterbation…
…but I do not see why the Green vote would go to Labour.
This is a rogue. Polling is getting more and more random.
It’s a nice theory, sewer rat, but it relies on believing that the Greens dropped more than a third of their vote for no clear reason.
Smells like bullshit.
The key for the Left remains turning out the bottom 50% of the population to vote.
Or those surveyed are making a concerted effort to lie, just to upset the pollsters. It would be tempting if one was a green
Yawn, check the polls prior to the 2011 vote, all of them with the ‘National governing alone lies’, all wrong,
The trends Brett Dale are saying that colmar/national have just released another piece of propaganda which has got all the wing-nuts going from simply being heavy breathing porn watchers to being true believers that displays of public masterbation will enable national to govern alone after the vote in 2014…
But there is some thoughtful comment from Ben Hur:
IMO Labour are spending too much time attacking the Nats, and not enough time & energy promoting their own policy. Also, with the exception of recent performances from Jones, Labour don’t seem to have any depth to their team. What happened to the energy that Robertson exhibited during the leadership contest? If Cunliffe is struggling in the popularity stakes, his team need to step up, take some of the heat and show some passion, engage in intelligent & positive dialogue with the MSM, and act like a team that is capable of leading NZ.
WRONG. The Nats and their acolytes are doing the attacking. And what’s more the claims are bogus lies and the MSM know it. Still, they let them get away with it. Labour and the Greens are the parties releasing damm good policies. By and large, the MSM are ignoring them – mind bogglingly concentrating on petty issues instead.
Note the 11% undecided. Seems a lot?
What do you mean denial, Da Nial is a river in Egypt, and yes polling for Labour is looking sharp!
Jim Bolger (1993): “Bugger the polsters!”
The Standard (2014): “Bugger the polsters. Bugger the media/MSM. Bugger National. Bugger John Key. Bugger the right wing nut jobs.”
More sensible comment. Scott1:
In terms of all the normal policies – the 2 key things for labour to win is
1) for it to sell itself as being responsible party of government – So it needs to look fiscally responsible to the public – more so as often as possible than national. (eg push the super issue as a cost).
2) It also needs to distance itself from the Greens and sell the idea that it can control the greens. Because the swing voters fear greens.
That’s a good summation.