The latest poll provides some interesting insights into just what is going on in the political arena. While polls at this stage don't translate into actual results, they do show us just what is working and what isn't.
The budget news is largely uninteresting: a few key promises have been delayed, funding for all kinds of the usual things are up, and unlike most of National's budgets, this one at least appears to be balanced. There is one funny bit though.
As food banks are seeing a large increase in demand, the latest budget reveals nearly a billion more in foreign aid to pacific nations. Is this what putting New Zealand first looks like? There is no priority on fixing the housing crisis, but plenty of money to fill the right pork barrels.