2020-09-24 22:28:46 UTC
7 months ago when National was polling at about 45%, here’s what Collins then had to say about critical polling percentages and her party’s election chances:
"Once things start getting under 35 percent, people start saying 'can we win?' And I know I am putting a mark up there which at some stage in the future, if I am successful this time, that people will say 'well, you set that mark’".
"Yep, let me set that mark."
This week Collins’ party rating has slumped even further to 31%. Her own ‘preferred prime minister’ polling now stands at 18%. (One might justifiably say National has broken yet another promise, but what's new, eh?)
So, one simple question:
With only 21 days to go to the election itself, do Collins and National deserve to find themselves in this position?
It’s a straight question and a fair one at that.