Calls for National to show its hand

National is under mounting pressure to start rolling out substantive policy soon as a new poll suggests rising impatience with its refusal to show its hand too early.

The Fairfax Media-Nielsen survey found 55 per cent of voters want to see policy from National now, against 35 per cent who are happy to wait.

Even National voters are split: 49 per cent want details now, against 47 per cent who could wait.

The poll comes as National confirms it has finalised the details of its tax package – and says a deteriorating economy will not make a significant difference to the size of the cuts it plans to implement.

Leader John Key said National had already “nailed down” its flagship tax cut policy but would wait till the first week of the election campaign to unveil it – after the Treasury’s pre-election and fiscal update.

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