....... Bill Shearling, that is or is it David Rowler? Hard to tell the difference.
Roy Morgan has Labour plummeting to a record disastrous low of 26.4%. Down four points.
Despite the best efforts of The Herald and its Labour cheer leaders, National has put to bed all the beltway nonsense about internal strife and mismanagement. The voters are not fooled by the propaganda and have delivered their verdict. National up to a massive 23 point lead, on 49.5%.
Shearer's fate was sealed the moment he failed to discipline Mallard for his appalling behavior. So too is Labour's fate in 2014 sealed. It has failed to grasp the nettle and will go into the 2014 election with a retreaded version of the Clark regime. Shearer was its last throw of the dice.
Other welfare changes from July 15
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