Here's why Labour is trailing National - plus Bush drops out and BoJo backs Brexit
Josie joined Larry Williams and Mike Yardley on Newstalk ZB for the Huddle.
There were two polls published on the weekend: A One News Colmar Brunton poll has National ahead of Labour by 47-32 (NZF 10, Greens down to 8). Roy Morgan had National’s lead at 48.5 to 27. Josie analyses why Labour is losing. The Huddle 22 Feb 16 Pt 1 * George Bush drops out of the contest to be the Republican nominee for US President. But he had $100 million and the Bush family machine. Democrats are prepared to compromise to win; the Republicans are doubling down on oppositional extremism. Trump has the support of angry white working class men - in both parties. He has become the working class hero and someone forgot to tell his accent.
Boris Johnson comes out for the campaign to leave the EU. The anti-Europe Tories are split. Boris is the neoliberal, small state get out of big state side. I have no doubt that Britain will stay in the EU. Boris will have a burst and it will increase his popularity in the Tory party, but Britain has a lot to lose if they’re not in the EU. The Huddle 22 Feb 16 Pt 2