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Monday, May 14, 2007

The beginning of the end for Labour?


News that Helen is no longer the preferred Prime Minister for the first time in 8 years should scare the hell out of Labour, and the country – for all the ratbagging of Helen, National under John Key still don’t have any policy and a clear direction they will take the country in, the old saying that disaffected NZers only vote Governments out and never in may come back to haunt those hooded eyes of Helen.

Key ends Clark's 8-year reign as preferred PM
The soaring popularity of National's John Key has pushed Helen Clark off her throne as preferred Prime Minister, a position she has held unassailed for eight years. And Mr Key's role in getting a compromise on the anti-smacking bill may have been a big factor, something even Helen Clark concedes. Thirty-two per cent of voters prefer Mr Key compared with 30 per cent for Helen Clark, according to last night's TV3 poll conducted by TNS. His two-point lead reverses her nine-point lead in the same poll six weeks ago. She has lost seven points and Mr Key jumped four. National also leads Labour in the TV3 poll by 48 per cent to 36, which would get it close to being a single-party majority government. Labour's poor showing is expected to put more pressure on Finance Minister Michael Cullen to deliver a Budget this week that will reverse the retreating tide of support. Helen Clark yesterday attributed the result to recent events, including the backlash over the anti-smacking bill, which outlaws physical punishment of children.

9 Comments:

At 14/5/07 12:56 pm, Anonymous Chris Prudence said...

This was a rogue poll!Duncan Garner has finally stuck his neck out after the expose of his pin stripe suit made the evening news.Next thing you know Guyon Espiner will be saying Key is the new Messiah?

 
At 14/5/07 3:04 pm, Anonymous THE REAL AUSA PRESIDENT said...

LETTER FROM JAILBIRD TIM SELWYN TO THE REAL PRESIDENT TRESPASSED AGAIN/TWICE LAST WEEK AT THE WEEKLY STUDENT UNION MEETING AT AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY TRYING TO PULL OFF THE VEIL/SEIZE THE MICROPHONE AT A MUSLIM STUDENT RALLY IN THE QUAD.

"I NEED AS MANY "CHAMPIONS" ON THE OUTSIDE AS I CAN GET!" SAID TIM AND CHRIS;

BUT I'M GLAD THE POLITICAL PARTIES (THE GREENS AND THE MAORI PARTY) ARE GETTING TOGETHER TO HELP ME IN JAIL?

I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON INSIDE JAIL/POKEY.

PRINT OUT YOUR COMMENTS AND SEND THEM TO ME READERS/BLOGGERS/SUPPORTERS TO MY NEW HOME/TE WHAKATAA 2 WHANGANUI PRISON PRIVATE BAG 3000 WHANGANUI.

 
At 15/5/07 1:53 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my 2 cents; take them all (labor, national, greens, maori party, ecspecially NZ FIRST) into one room and execute them all and start again....

P.s sorry i forgot, including all pigs, judges and Jp's as well.

Hated By Most

 
At 15/5/07 12:13 pm, Anonymous Thomas said...

I will be leaving New Zealand by the end of 2008. I won't hang around to see the country raped with the privatization of schools, hospitals and any other public services that are not yet in private hands. A vote for National is a vote for poverty.

 
At 15/5/07 3:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dubai sounds good thomas... I think canada is a go myself.... yankee this yankee that...we are not to far off the cabon copy america

I am just waiting for the gun shops next to the bottle stores in South Auckland... and its complete

Hated By Most

 
At 16/5/07 1:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Thomes, please close the door behind you, good luck to the nation that ends up with your stupidity. We have have had seven years of Labour, huge tax takes from the "rich", huge surpluses. Has our education system improved in that time? No, can't imagine why people want to send their kids to private schools then eh?
Has our health system improved any? No it hasn't, we can't provide free Plunket visits for our babies, we can't provide heceptin for our women with breast cancer, despite our muliti billion dollar surpluses.
Well it must all be National's fault then seeing as they've spent the last 7 years in opposition eh?
Rant and rave about the evil 90's policies all you like, but if Labour can't improve things at all with three terms and billions of dollars, they never will and they were never likely to.

 
At 17/5/07 7:40 pm, Anonymous DA REAL PREZ said...

For fuck's sake will you english as a second language cocksucker's learn to spell properly please before you go ranting and raving with your cute little generic kiwi accent so we can't tell where you come from or how long you have all been here contributing jack shit to our conversation because you are all stuck at "uni" all fucking day and night mate blogging on tumeke for real local's only!

 
At 19/12/07 8:21 pm, Anonymous kiwi riverman said...

Let the little Key led fascists have a little free rein, and then they will hang themselves.

So Labour has stuffed up a little -so what?

If the Electoral Finance Bill - now Act, helps to keep the fascists out of power - so be it!!!

If you really believe they will be any better than Bolgers Pirates, you would be more stupid than expected.

Helen Clark is still the best PM we have had since Peter Fraser not much of a government, but you can't have everything,I guess.

http://peteskiwiforum.blogspot.com

 
At 19/12/07 8:25 pm, Blogger Kiwi Riverman said...

I guess those of you in jail are all innocent?

http://peteskiwiforum.blogster.com

 

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