Jun 29, 2008

Hold Your Course And Don't Panic. The Polls Will Get Better

Well that is what Keith Ng concludes in an article he has written for the Herald on Sunday.

We are not sure he or those he quotes quite understands the shift in attitude that has been reflected in the polls. Nor is waiting for the opposition to make a stuff up going to work in current circumstances. To turn things around in Auckland Key and team will have to make a daily stuff up, and that isn't going to happen. Secondly, you can only really make the "let's wait for the Nats to stuff up" strategy work if you are going to be performing well yourselves. It assumes no more scandals (have a read of Craig Foss - he for one has more up his sleeve). It also assumes plenty of, at least OK news. The news on the economy and internationally is going to get worse before it gets better. People are going to blame the incumbent parties. Unfair, but true. We think that is Labour follows Ng's advice there is a real risk that the gap with National will widen.