“No international halo is so shabby, or so fraudulent, as that worn by Jacinda Ardern,” the political writer said. Their achievements in real policy terms are thin or negative.”The opinion piece did acknowledge some strengths of Ms Ardern. “Throughout her tempestuous first term Jacinda Ardern has maintained a message of kindness. Pollsters Roy Morgan today said Ms Ardern was set for a “crushing” election victory on Saturday. “The decisive action taken by Jacinda Ardern to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic during March and April is the key to Ardern’s re-election,” said Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine.