Labour's slippery slide

Labour's slippery slide
Preferred prime minister support for Jacinda Ardern has almost halved since 2020. (Image: Getty)
Andy Fyers
The Jacinda Ardern-led government's second term is almost halfway through. It also means the current government is halfway to the nine years in power enjoyed by the previous two governments.Its support has been sliding since the end of the first lockdown, as it has come under pressure over a range of covid-related issues.At its peak, public support for Labour reached 57% in May 2020, according to BusinessDesk's PollTracker – a time-weighted average of public opinion polls.A run of five polls in the first two months of 2022 ha...

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