Let's face it, there are going to be many, many more polls between now and the election, and the nature of the political beast lends itself to volatility. Still, I'm sure that Labour will take heart from the Herald-Digipoll result released today: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10500861
I hope that National, and John Key in particular are roused from their slumber by this result. Sure, you could argue that the MSM has given the government an easy ride in the last few weeks, and turned up the heat on Key, but Key and National need to understand that Labour won't hand them the Treasury benches on a plate. The right to govern has to be earned, and the good news for National is that even after a "bad news" moth, they could still govern alone - but only just.