Thursday, October 25, 2007

Has the tide turned for Labour - gaining in the polls...

Has the tide turned for Labour, gaining six points in a fortnight, with National falling three points. Is the Key honeymoon now over? Has the New Zealand public realised that the recent gaffs by National is a sign of their fragility, incompetence, lack of political nous and a lack of viable policies.

The New Zealand Morgan Poll puts Labour on 39 per cent, up six points from its last poll just over a fortnight ago.

Support for National fell three points to 45.5 per cent.

The result was Labour's highest in the poll since February and National's lowest since April.

It cements a trend in several recent polls of growing support for Labour despite National still holding a clear lead.

The poll puts the Green Party down 2 per cent to 7.5 per cent support, New Zealand First remained unchanged on 3 per cent, the Maori Party down slightly on 2 per cent, United Future steady on 1.5 per cent and ACT on 0.5 per cent.

The poll of 808 voters was conducted during the first two weeks of October and has a margin of error of around 4 per cent.

The polling period followed a fortnight in which National came under fire for several aspects of its policies.

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