Could be a silly precedent

Labour is clearly rattled by the latest One News Colmar Brunton political poll which put the party down three to 26% since June.

Leader Andrew Little called it a bogus poll and now the party has released its internal poll results.

 

The Roy Morgan poll a couple of months ago which showed National on 53% was off-trend but the latest One News poll is far closer to others than Labour’s.

Kiwiblog has the four most recent poll results for National and Labour:

Individual polls are probably only of interest to political tragics but others might take more interest in the trends which have National in the mid 40s and suggest the UMR poll is an outlier.

Labour could have set a silly precedent and dug a hole for itself by releasing its own poll.

The media will want to know what the party’s internal polling shows next time one of the public ones doesn’t fit the party’s narrative.

If Labour doesn’t release it the obvious conclusion will be that it isn’t favourable either.

Had it not lost its spin doctors, one of them might have warned the party of that.

2 Responses to Could be a silly precedent

  1. Paul Scott says:

    If we did a poll on the credibility of UMR now, I think it would be a fairly sick result for them.. Would you commission a UMR poll after that ? I wouldn’t . People would laugh at the results assuming it was rigged.

  2. Will says:

    “Why do they lie?” The question conservatives most frequently ask, apparently. I’ve done it myself. Got this. ‘…but for the left, truth represents a secondary value. It is far more important to forward a particular political narrative than it is to simply state the facts.’

    It goes on, but you get the drift. Shows you what you’re up against.

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