As reported by TV3
'Labour is up in our latest 3 News Reid Research Poll – and the news for Goff personally is much better too.
Labour has jumped 3.6 percent to 30.8 percent – the highest the party has been at this year.
John Key has dropped almost six points to 49.9 percent as preferred Prime Minister – under 50 percent for the first time this year.
Phil Goff has finally made it past Helen Clark as the preferred Prime Minister; up 3.3 percent to 8.0"Perhaps these comments from the TV3 website tell a story
"Kim @ 13 Dec 2009 7:01p.m.
I see the maori party hardly rate a mention in this survey. What a surprise ;)
"C @ 13 Dec 2009 6:46p.m.
I hardly think an uplift of less than 4 percent is a sign that the public is falling behind Phil Gaffe and his incompetent bunch of goonies. That's within the margin of error, and likely shows that this particular sample had a slight skew towards Labour supporters. Given his own people disagree with his speech, your tabloid style headlines suggesting Labour and Goff have made an impact is ludicrous.Notwithstanding this perceptive comment, Team goff will be bolstered by this, so expect more of the same... sadly.