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National plunges into danger zone for Bridges in latest UMR polling

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 01 May 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 01 May 2020
The National Party has plunged to 29 percent support in polling undertaken by the Labour Party's pollster, UMR, in April - a level far below what numerous National Party MPs suggest would spell the end for its leader, Simon Bridges. The poll, taken between April 21 and 27, the last day of the level 4 lockdown, spans the few days that capture the full depth of the backlash against Bridges' response to the government's announcement that the country would move to alert level 3 on April 28. The same poll puts one of two likely contenders for...

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