The Government's 'benefit budget' appears to have had little impact, with just 4 per cent of people saying they are now better off, according to the latest ONE News opinion poll...The Colmar Brunton poll saw National slip one percentage point to 48 per cent
I predicted it would fail to please voters by expanding welfare.
I also promised I'd say so if I was wrong.
Update: A second poll shows National down 3.4 points and the PM "dipping below 40 per cent for the first time since early 2014." So my prediction wasn't wrong, at least in regard to the Reid Research Poll. Increasing welfare is not electorally popular amongst National voters. As I have tried to point out, in a series of posts, the reasons for doing so are quite spurious.