Reaction from the Labour left to the latest poll is blaming people for being asleep, to the extent of a comatose conspiracy.
Last week’s One News Colmar Brunton poll suggests that little has changed in national support:
- National 49%
- Labour 31%
- Greens 9% (down 1)
- NZ First 7% (up 1)
So after all the hype and hope after Northland Labour and the Greens have gained nothing – which shouldn’t be surprising, they sought nothing in Northland and have been quiet politically since..
Initial reaction to the poll at The Standard last night, first from Anne:
Have you noticed ianmac there has been virtually no political news since the byelection? The MSM has gone dead quiet. To my knowledge Andrew Little has only been ‘allowed’ one spot on the 6pm TV news since that time. Nobody from the Greens have had a look in.. to anything.
Out of sight and out of mind? I think so.
Political news from all parties was quiet over the polling period with the Easter break dominating. But Anne’s knowledge is deficient. Looking at One News:
- 31 March Northland by-election a ‘good result’ – Andrew Little
- 31 March Little seeks regular talks with Peters after Northland victory
- 31 March MP’s benefit cheat mother must pay back $15,000
- 8 April ‘Spousal travel is a bit quaint’ – Labour Leader
- 8 April Andrew Little: High NZ dollar is due to Australian downturn
- 8 April Taxpayer junket for MPs’ partners ‘outdated and outmoded’, says Andrew Little
- 14 April ‘Government has had seven years to get to surplus’ – Andrew Little
- 14 April John Key stands by Simon Bridges after he’s accused of breaching Cabinet guidelines
- 14 April Tax cuts unlikely but new schools, research funding coming in Budget
- 15 April Kiwi troops head to Iraq as Govt accused of ‘lack of transparency’
- 15 April Capital gains tax on investment property – bold call from Reserve Bank
- 16 April ‘Toxic term’ – capital gains tax unlikely to be slapped on property speculators
Andrew Little featured in all of those items. The polling period was 11-15 April.
‘Paul’ can’t believe the country doesn’t notice something.
So NZ is still sound asleep.
So Anne plays the grand conspiracy card:
They are now in a politically comatose state – as planned.
That card is well worn. The Joker isn’t worth anything in this game.
And this morning ‘Notices and Features’ (the author that doesn’t want to be known as an author) has posted:
Certain Nats have started counting their chickens for a fourth term!
Yes, there’s a bit of that at Kiwiblog in comments on Latest poll. But looking at opponents is ignoring one’s own predicament.
And Paul continues his disbelief here:
International Milk prices.
The attack on Campbell Live
Clear and present warnings from economists that NZ’s economy is vulnerable.
And 49% of NZ is still sound asleep.
It’s the people’s fault. If only they would wake up and see how awful National are and marvellous the Labour-Green-NZ First fantasy is.
It is, and I don’t believe that 49% of the country akshully think that National are any good.
questions can be asked to produce desired answers, just like Key can find a lawyer or a scientist to say whatever he wants.
Questions like “If a general election was held today, would you be eligible to vote?” – whatever next, perhaps wanting a question like “Do you support the fantastic Labour Party over the lying corrupt National Party?
But Paul seems to think it’s Colmar Brunton who are lying and corrupt:
Maybe they just ask property owning Aucklanders, with good savings and therefore no reliance on a thriving NZ economy. These same people must also be either unaware or don’t care about the rest of the issues mentioned.
And Sanctuary tries facts…
Time to face facts – we’ve psychologically become a third world country, where the top half of the population dominates the media and has given up even caring about the bottom half, and the bottom half have slipped into invisibility and inertia.
…with no evidence of any actual facts.
It takes a righty to suggest reality – Matthew Hooton:
For a govt to change, the incumbent needs to look arrogant, dodgy, corrupt, out of touch, out of ideas, or a combination of these; and the challenger needs to look attractive and competent.
National is doing it’s bit for a change of govt even if Labour is not!
The degree of disillusionment, despondency and dissing at the Labour left Standard does the opposite of making the challenger look attractive and competent.