Popular British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill was ousted after steering his country to a victory in World War II – because his people were sick of war.
Will the same thing happen to NZ PM Jacinda Ardern because we’re sick of the pandemic? It might. There’s no guarantee Ardern’s high rating overseas as a leader who really cares for her country’s aged and vulnerable will be rewarded by their votes when Kiwis go to the polls next year.
But who knows? There are a lot of Covid politics to go before then.
Jim Tucker’s opinion, Stuff/Taranaki Daily News, March 19, 2022: https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/opinion/300542270/the-role-gratitude-could-play-in-the-2023-general-election