The latest Roy Morgan Poll shows National at 47.5% support (down 4.5) Labour up 1.5 to 32.5 %; Greens up .5 to 6%; NZ First dropped 1.5 to 5%; Maori Party up 2 to 3%; Act up 2 to 2.5% and United Future dropped 0.5 to 0.5%
This is Act’s highest level of suppport since March 2007 and will reflect Rodney Hide’s strong attack on Winston Peters.
People who think voting for possible support partners for National will help it form the Government might want to remember that although there are no certainties with MMP, the party with the highest vote on election day will have the greatest mandate to lead the next government. So the best way to get Labour out is to vote for National.
Not convinced? Think back to 2002 – Act got 7.1% of the vote and 9 MPs, and we got a Labour-led government.
The only way to change the government is to ensure National has the most votes.