The Royal Morgan Poll out yesterday (the one all true believers of John Frum swear by) which had National up 8.5% to 48% and Labour down 7% to 26.5%.
There is a certain correlation between that result and the 55.5% who think the country is going in the right direction (up 3.5%) and the 29% who take the opposite view (down 6%).
I see that Nanaia Muhuta, senior Labour Maori MP, is to retire from politics. She has close ties with the Kingitanga movement. One can only speculate as to whether the statement by the Maori King that he would never vote Labour again played any part in her decision.