A Q+A Colmar Brunton Poll of the Northland electorate shows there is little very little chance of New Zealand First staying in parliament:
According to the Q+A Colmar Brunton Poll results, Matt King had 46% support, Willow-Jean Prime was on 31% and Shane Jones on just 15%.
Jones winning Northland has been touted as NZ First’s safety net should the party not make it past the 5% threshold needed to stay in parliament.
This poll shows Jones in an unwinnable position and recent nationwide polls put NZ First well short of 5%.
The party has been campaigning for the seat for nearly three years, throwing a high proportion of the grants from the Provincial Growth Fund at projects in the electorate, whether or not the spending was justified.
Northland voters are more intelligent than NZ First thinks they are. They’re happy to accept the money thrown at them but they’re not being bought.
That’s not unusual.
Voters don’t usually reward parties for bribes, they bank them and mov eon to the next project.