Ardern reacts to Newshub poll numbers, Groundswell protest over weekend

The AM Show 22/11/2021

WATCH: Jacinda Ardern reacts to poll numbers on The AM Show which show popularity is continuing to fall for the Prime Minister.

You can view the political poll breakdown with Tova O’Brien from this morning here.

When asked about the dip in preferred prime minister numbers, Jacinda Ardern said she believed the still strong numbers indicate that people understand that the decisions she are making are difficult and won’t please everyone.

"It's been a really tough environment. The fact that we see such a steady state for ourselves and those parties we've been working with is, in my mind, actually a cause for confidence and the decisions that we're making."

Ardern made comment that the change into the ‘traffic light system’ will make people feel much better about moving forwards in our current delta outbreak.

"It has been hard - but you can see the trajectory we're on and the fact that things are easing and will be different… I know many take heart from that," Ardern said on Monday.  

The Prime Minister was also asked whether she believes the comments made by minister Stuart Nash regarding the Groundswell protest movement suggesting that they are full of anti-vaxxers and racists are true.

“No” she replied.

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