Sunday, June 1, 2008
Oh dear! How sad!! Never mind!!!
Somehow I don't imagine that the PM's dinner will have tasted especially good tonight as she contemplates a double-whammy of bad news. "What bad news?" I hear you ask.
Well, there's this bit from TVNZ - the May One News-Colmar Brunton poll...
And there's this bit from 3News - the May 3News poll
And what do they say? Well, you can sum it up in three words - LABOUR * IS *STUFFED
The One News poll has National at 55% (up 1) and Labour on 29% (down 6). No, it's NOT a typo - this is the second "rogue" poll in a month to have the government polling below 30%, and National with a lead in the high 20's - 26 points to be precise. John Key has cemented his lead over Helen Clark in the PPM poll at 36% (up 1) while Clark is on 28% (down 1).
Over at 3News the trend is the same, but the margins are a bit tighter. National is at 50% (up 2), a 15 point lead over Labour on 35% (down 3). Key has raced ahead of Clark in the PPM, up 6 to 35%, while the incumbent is down 3 to 29%.
Cullen's budget is, as predicted, a flop, and there has been no bounce for Labour with their last roll of the dice. Duncan Garner summed up Labour's dilemma - he said voters "appear to be tired of Helen Clark and her government" - amen to that Duncan!