TV3 News shows latest poll results - Labour well up and National well down.
There has been plenty running against the government but, to use a hackneyed phrase, "at the end of the day" many people have substantially more money in their pockets thanks to Working For Families. Labour bought the last election and are on their way to buying the next.
Never mind any long term strategy for the country; global competitiveness; lifting productivity; breaking intergenerational dysfunctionality. It's all about mediocrity or worse.
Yes. I am glum about it. Should have kept watching my John Farnham (John who?) concert instead of switching over to the news. It was going down very well with a glass of bubbly.
(Question for DPF if you read this - I don't have your e-mail address - is there seasonal variation in polls?)
Sir Les Patterson 1981
16 minutes ago