When poll after poll puts National comfortably ahead of Labour it could be tempting to relax. But John Key warned delegates at the party’s annual conference there is no room for complacency.
He told us that every single morning we have to get up and remember who put the party in government; every single day we have to work hard to earn and retain the support of New Zealanders.
It’s very good advice.
Nothing pricks the balloon of support like arrogance and complacency. Gravity can affect polls and those which go up can quickly come down again.
We need only look across the Tasman and see the trip from poll topper to dog tucker which Kevin Rudd took in a few short months.