But neither Dr Edwards is a friend of the right of the political spectrum. And Dr Bryce Edwards reckons that David Shearer is living on borrowed time; check this out:
Labour leader David Shearer's plummeting popularity shows he's a "lame duck" who needs to be replaced if Labour is to have a shot at winning next year's election, says University of Otago politics lecturer Bryce Edwards.The latest 3 News/Reid Research poll has Labour dropping 2 points to 31 percent. That might be within the margin of error, but a 10 percent drop in voters' confidence in Mr Shearer is anything but."This is further confirmation that Labour leader David Shearer is on his way out," Dr Edwards said on Firstline this morning. "He is a lame duck leader."