COMMENT:

At one point in the media appearances National MP Judith Collins made after overtaking leader Simon Bridges in a Newshub Reid Research poll, Collins was asked whether she was National's Jacinda Ardern.

As Collins has done, in 2017 Ardern had overtaken her leader Andrew Little in public opinion polls.

The answer to whether Collins is the Ardern is an easy and very quick "no".

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If Collins' situation is be compared to any Labour leader, it would be David Cunliffe.

This is not because of personality similarities, although as Cunliffe did, Collins has done little to quell talk she may

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