Don't write National out of the next election yet. There's still a trick that could make all the difference.

Jesus.

Both Jesus and National need the same thing. A new political party. Jesus needs a party his followers can vote for. National needs a party to form coalition with.

Getting that party up and running in less than 18 months? That's miracle stuff.

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Before we get into that, let's accept that National will lose badly next year if nothing changes.

National can talk up its shiny 40+ vote all it likes. As impressive as it is, it's still way behind

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