Voters punish uncertainty, and Jacinda Ardern’s left enough of it for National’s attacks to work – Stuff

Voters punish uncertainty, and Jacinda Ardern’s left enough of it for National’s attacks to work – Stuff

Has the mood for change hit a wall of fear? National will be letting out a very deep breath with the results of the latest Newshub-Reid Research poll putting it in a commanding position in the final two weeks of the campaign.

Jacinda Ardern’s rise appears to have stalled as voters weigh up the risks of the unknown against a mood for change.

The latest Newshub-Reid Research poll has Labour on 37.8 per cent, down 1.6 points on the same poll earlier this month. But the biggest change is National – up 4 points to 47.3 per cent. With the Greens dropping below the 5 per cent threshold, National would have the numbers to govern alone on those numbers.

By Stuff

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/96774150/has-jacinda-arderns-star-dimmed