A Herald-ZB-Kantar TNS poll shows people think Bill English is most capable of running the government.
English, the National Party leader and Prime Minister, is streets ahead of the newcomer and he has improved on his ratings in the Herald-ZB-Kantar TNS poll.
English was rated most capable by 45 per cent compared with his rating of 41 per cent in July.
Ardern was rated the most capable by 32 per cent, a huge improvement on the 10 per cent that former leader Andrew Little got last month. . .
The PM’s leadership is proven.
His first time as National Party leader came too early. He learned from that, put his head down, worked hard for his constituents in his electorate and brought data-driven innovation to his portfolios. He proved his worth as Finance Minister and Deputy PM through very difficult times and has continued to perform well as PM.
On the other side there’s someone who couldn’t unseat Nikki Kaye in Auckland Central, which was once a safe Labour seat, has had less than a year as an electorate MP, and a very few weeks as a party leader.
Would you put someone with less than two months leadership experience in charge of a school, hospital, any business or organisation?
Why would we risk the country with someone so unproven?