Jacinda overtakes Bill; Labour overtakes National

This is a deliberately short article. The article is short because the results and commentary says all that is needed to on it’s own.

Leader of Labour/Leader of the Opposition, Jacinda Ardern has overtaken Prime Minister Bill English in the preferred Prime Minister poll. Likewise Labour has overtaken National for the first time in 12 years. Not since the days of Dr Don Brash and his infamous Orewa speech have so many New Zealanders made such a conscious decision to change the political party they support.

This overtakes a prediction that I made a week ago of Labour reaching 40%, and my belief that Labour would get at least 30% even with former leader Andrew who deserves accolades for seeing the light. It far exceeds the dire predictions of former National Party members who have moved to New Zealand First that Labour would struggle to reach 25%.

You can see the latest One News Colmar Brunton poll here.


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