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Tuesday, 22 March 2022 11:30

One bad poll

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Amazing how one bad poll can rattle a Government.

First, a 180 on cutting fuel excise, and now we hear that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is ready to meet with Groundswell leaders, after twice declining the group's requests for a meeting.

With National leader Chris Luxon taking his party ahead of Labour in the latest 1 NEWS-Kantar poll, there has been some serious re-thinking on the ninth floor of the Beehive.

Groundswell organised protests around the country last year against, among other things, environmental regulations, the 'ute tax' and a seasonal worker shortage. At the time the Government spurned the movement with one of PM Ardern's senior ministers Stuart Nash accusing the group of being "racist and anti-vaxers".

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