there will be some in national who will be feeling quite giddy at the latest herald digi-poll, which has them four points ahead of labour..
but if i were them i wouldn’t hyper-ventilate and break out the champagne just yet..we are still 3 months out from the election..but more significantly than that, national has yet to wear the backlash from a bitterly disappointed/disillusioned electorate..
this will happen when brash reveals the actual dollar numbers in his much (over)-vaunted tax cuts..and when he ties himself in knots trying to explain how he will pay for them..
the sobering result from this poll for national is the 52% who would oppose tax cuts if that meant higher interest rates..only 36% wouldn’t mind higher interest rates..
i don’t see it as rocket science for cullen to make it clear to the electorate just what the costs of brashs’ tax bribe are..that combined with the actual size of the cuts should just about sink nationals’ ship..
and also, as in many situations, timing is all..
and national are peaking/have peaked far to early..now if this was september?..mmmm…but now?..oh dear..what will they use/do for a follow-up..?..to maintain the momentum..
go to source/story>>The New Zealand Herald