I've not paid any real attention to the leadership change, still have no idea who the new guy is and I won't bother trying to hard to do any homework on him. I've got a few months of actual performance to watch before I'm too worried about forming an opinion.
A few weeks ago I posted I thought Labour would win the next election due to the virus and it's handling and I don't know if that will change much, but as for current polls, like was pointed out earlier, is there anyone here that knows anyone that has been even asked their opinion. I would think there would be a pretty large cross section of opinions, political leanings and geographical areas on this site but if no one here has been asked I'm wondering who may have been.
What was National polling this week, 29% or something like that? Obviously not great but still actually higher than Labour polled to become the government, so I wouldn't be so sure this is a done deal in a few months. Winnie loves to get his baubles polished and doesn't really care who's got the chamois, especially now all the ones he didn't like in National have been moved on. Plus if we continue to see mass redundancies ala Fletchers and Air NZ etc people are going to want workable, achievable solutions, not outrageous unachievable plans like Kiwibuild . We are also seeing more and more stories in the media as the fear goes away, of peoples concerns about other things like their businesses, jobs and postponed medical treatments etc. Which potentially will cause a backlash.
Plus virtually everything that was an issue at the last election indicates Labour has made little headway, we don't have anywhere near the number of houses promised, homelessness is still a huge problem, poverty levels are as bad as they have ever been, domestic violence continues unabated and suicide is the highest its ever been, so without Covid to take away everyones attention the government in reality made little progress in any of their targeted issues. So again anyone capable of looking beyond Covid doesn't exactly see too much success on offer.