In a couple of recent articles, I’ve examined polling trends since the November 2011 election. *Disclaimer: polls go up and down, and the one that takes place in the general election is the only one that really counts…
Labour was about 20 points behind National at the last election. That gap has narrowed to about 10 points in most polls. There is a lot of work to do, but Labour seems to be on the right track. For now, we have both the job of opposition (what we were elected to do) and the task of presenting a credible alternative Government for the next election.
Here are links to the two short articles – exploring Labour’s rise in the polls. The first focuses on reasons National is failing as a Government, and the second on the alternative vision presented by the David Shearer-led Labour Party.
We won’t be resting on our laurels. There’s plenty of work ahead!