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  • #1711050
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    Great to hear Labour has pulled the plug on the Arabian sheep deal…another one of National’s expensive blunders

    huiatahi

    #1711061
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    Totally agree Hero. It is useful to check out Whaleoil and it is useful to check out The Standard. These blogs provide a snapshot into how those at the extremes of the political continuum think (or don’t think as the case may be). I certainly use both to provide me with an easy option to google information. There is no way I would trust either to provide me with a true picture. However, sometimes by checking both on the same topic prevents the echo chamber affect that influences those with extreme  views who listen to others of their own persuasion.

     

     

    It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.

    #1711062
    paulinem
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    paulinem

    Poll puts Labour ahead of National for first time in 12 years

    The National Party is polling below Labour for the first time in twelve years in the Newshub Reid Research poll.

    The poll has Labour at 47.5 percent, ahead of the National Party, which has dropped to 41.6 percent.

    The Greens are sat at 5.1 percent while New Zealand First is on 2.9 percent.

    “It is fantastic for Labour, they have gone up over 20 points in the last just over a year and that’s a huge jump.”

    In the preferred prime minister polling, Labour’s Jacinda Ardern sits comfortably on 41.8 percent.

    National MP Judith Collins got 6.2 percent, which moves her ahead of her leader Simon Bridges who is sat on 5 percent.

    Based on the poll numbers the Labour Party and the Greens would be able to govern alone without New Zealand First.

    The margin of error for the poll was 3.1 percent and was taken over 24 January to 2 February.

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/382239/poll-puts-labour-ahead-of-national-

    #1711070
    gabyone
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    gabyone

    Perhaps the petulant , poor loser tactics have caused the drop in the polls for National.  I believe Labour has plenty of work to do but perhaps average NZ is over all the bickering & put downs. Would be great to see some dignity & mature behaviour in the Beehive.

    Gabyone Auckland region

    #1711080
    doogie
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    doogie

    Gabyone
    Don’t mistake valid criticism for bickering and put downs. This is the year to deliver on promises. Lets see the delivery.

    #1711086
    gabyone
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    gabyone

    Doogie I have no problem with valid criticism. That is politics ,but when  personal derogatory, with little validity, comments about politicians are trotted out I call that petty & nasty. Think if you check my history you will find I have never supported it on either side.

    Gabyone Auckland region

    #1711109
    doogie
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    doogie

    Would you agree that Phil Twyford conducted bluff and bluster over the affordable housing issue over the last six months?

    #1711110
    lilith7
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    lilith7

    Doogie I have no problem with valid criticism. That is politics ,but when personal derogatory, with little validity, comments about politicians are trotted out I call that petty & nasty. Think if you check my history you will find I have never supported it on either side.

     

     

    Agreed; it does neither side any credit when such behaviour becomes usual, & I think its quite likely that its likely to be a big part of why they’ve dropped in the polls;coming so soon after the dirty politics revelations it just isn’t a good look for National.

    However,polls tend to be unreliable often & I do think its unfair to blame Simon Bridges as they seem to be doing.

    #1711111
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    I think the Jamie Lee Ross fiasco and how it was handled must bear a lot of responsibility for National / Simon Bridges low rating and I don’t think it’s over yet

    huiatahi

    #1711112
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Doogie
    It is my opinion that Phil Twyford is struggling with a monster of a problem over the housing mess the government inherited but he does have the courage to tackle that problem.

    It would appear that the voters agree as neither Kiwibuild or any of the other issues that the right wing supporters have put so much hope in have had an effect on their view of the government.

    In addition the poll also asked how people thought the leaders were performing.
    Simon Bridges performing well 21.9% and performing badly 50.8%
    Jacinda Ardern performing well 68.3% and performing badly 16.8%

    That says a lot with people who don’t support the government thinking Jacinda is performing well but only half of those who support National thinking Simon is doing well.

    Cheers 🙂

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