Decision 2011: National – the better of two evils
I have just done a poll for Horizon Research about the election. One of the questions was “Who do you think is more likely to lead the Government after the election?” I chose National. I was then asked “You said that you thought that National would be most likely to lead the formation of a new Government after the 2011 general election. Why do you think that?”
My response to this question is simple.
The Labour Party has no leader and no vision. It’s not a case of the National Party being a good option, it’s a case of the National Party being the least worse option.
Yes, people are sick of National. But there’s no viable alternative. Labour is useless, with Phil Goff focusing on the “real” issues, like whether the Prime Minister should have spoken Maori at the World Cup Opening Ceremony. The Greens are far too extreme on most points for most New Zealanders. ACT is the same but in the opposite direction. While the Maori Party have managed to do a lot for their target audience, that target audience is too narrow for most New Zealanders to consider voting for them. Then there’s Mana, who make Communists look right wing.
National is going to win the election not because they are positive for the country, but because they’re less negative. National sucks, but everyone else sucks worse.
Posted on September 13, 2011, in New Zealand Politics and tagged ACT New Zealand, Election 2011, Horizon Research, Mana Party, Maori Party, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand National Party, The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.