Phil Gaffe must be feeling worried tonight.
Despite the success of Mt Albert, Liarbour is making no impression in the polls.
Tonight's Roy Morgan Poll has the party up 2 at 32%, but that is still 19% points behind National, who were unchanged.
The government maintains a 15% lead ahead of the opposition and confidence in the government rose strongly.
Perhaps the public have woken up to the dirty tricks from Phil Goff, even if many of the MSM haven't.
We have also seen too many media beat-ups aimed at National that the public cared nothing for, and when it came to important issues like the economy or the budget, National prevailed.
I guess when he finally moves into his new Mt Albert electorate, there will be a BBQ at Dave's place.
How appropropriate that a Shearer will be getting the knives out. It is obvious who will be prematurely shorn. Gaffe looks ever more like a lamb for the slaughter!!!
And I can only wonder if the striking attractive and well-connected Mata Hari, Naleem Choudary , will be making the salad!