Despite the Mt Albert by-election, the Budget, the Auckland Supercity, Richard Worth, and growing unemployment, Gary Morgan is able to say this:
“In mid June the ruling National Party-led Coalition (58.5%, up 1%) has increased its strong lead over the Opposition Parties (41.5%, down 1%) the latest Roy Morgan New Zealand Poll shows.
“Despite increased concern about the direction the country is heading and Opposition Leader Phil Goff’s continued questioning of what the National Party Government has done to alleviate the economic problems facing the country — these attacks do not yet appear to be making an impact on support for the Government.
“NZ First Leader Winston Peters has returned to the political stage in recent weeks attacking the Government for considering the repeal of the Foreshore & Seabed Act — which concerns title to New Zealand’s foreshore and beaches. This Morgan Poll shows that Peters is yet to translate his renewed prominence with an increase in support for NZ First (1%, unchanged).”
For the record, National is up 2 to 54% and Labour is down 1.5 to 31.5% - a gap of 22.5 points. This despite all the ammunition that Labour has thrown at the government.
Oh dear; how sad; never mind. BBQ at Maryan Street's place this weekend?