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Mike's Minute: Polling trends show the public is sick of this government

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 May 2022, 9:51am

Mike's Minute: Polling trends show the public is sick of this government

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 May 2022, 9:51am

The most important part of last night's poll is the fact it backs up the other two most recent numbers, thus confirming a trend.

The tide is going out on Labour. Their arrogance and incompetence have caught up with them. They have played us for fools too often and now they are paying the price.

Short of National shooting themselves in the foot, the tide has not just turned, there is more where this came from.

The fact they keep talking about the Māori Party holding the balance of power will by September next year be irrelevant. National will have surged to a lead that will only require ACT to cross the line.

If Covid alone had been their issue, the time between now and Election Day might have been overcome. Time heels most ills. But it's not Covid.

It's Covid and the ensuing recession that has been brought about by their extraordinary approach to debt and spending. They have run us bankrupt. The Reserve Bank doesn’t know what to do apart from increase the OCE 50 points at a time.

Look at Australia. It's the most popular destination for the thousands that are now out of here. Yesterday, their Reserve Bank for the first time in a decade put their rates up by 25 points, not 50. Their rate is now 0.35% not the 1.50% we have.

Their growth rates are higher than ours, their economy is stronger than ours, they are better off than us, and that’s why so many leave.

Then we get to co-governance, Three Waters, wealth tax, the closed borders, the labour crisis, the crime rates, the gang problems, and you can see why the supporters of this government are scampering like rats from a sinking ship.

Some of us have been pointing this out for years. It was always heading this way. Labour governments given free reign like they were in 2020 can't contain themselves. They mix their inexperience with their arrogance and end up in the mess they are. They deserve everything they have got and all that is coming.

This country lacks the inspiration, exuberance, entrepreneurial excitement, rock star status it had but a handful of years ago.

It does so because Labour is interested in punishing success, promoting mediocrity, supporting the trouble makers, excusing the reprobates, and redirecting the country's future and outlook based on race.

It's a recipe for disaster. The good news is the numbers tell the story.  Thank God we've woken up to it.