The latest Roy Morgan poll shows a significant narrowing of the gap between National and Labour.
National is now at 44% support (down 3.5) and Labour is up 4 to 38%.
There is some comfort in the knowledge that New Zealand First has only 2.5% support, down 4 points to the lowest they’e been for a year.
The Green Party got 8% support (up 0.5), Maori Party 3.5% (up 1.5), ACT NZ 1.5% (unchanged), United Future 1% (up 1) and others 1% (up 0.5).
It’s only one poll and the gap was going to tighten. But why it has when John Key showed he had both gumption and principles when he ruled Peters out of a National-led government; and while Helen Clark is bound tight to Peters; Labour is bulldozing through the Emissions Trading Scheme legislation; the economy is in recession and the party has still to announce any policy defies logic.
Like Fairfacts Media over at No Minister I’m gobsmacked.
[Update: Maybe we can take some hope from No Right Turn who reports on a poll which shows the Christian Heritage party which disbanded in 2006 got more support (.4%) than the Alliance and United.]