Simon Bridges was chosen leader of the National Party a little over five months ago.
It would always be a challenge going up against a popular Prime Minister in Jacinda Ardern, and Mr Bridges has struggled to register highly on preferred Prime Minister polls.
During that time, he's fronted a mixed bag.
At the National Party conference, he announced National will reduce class sizes - though the announcement was short on detail, including costs; the day after Neve was born, he courted controversy for an interview on Radio Hauraki in which he said she might go to school in boys' clothes because of her parents' politics; and he oversaw his caucus launching a surprise medicinal cannabis bill.
For the National Party, though, the all-important party vote has remained steady at around 45 percent.
When Mr Bridges pitted for leader, he was up against Amy Adams, Judith Collins, Mark Mitchell and the now-resigned Steven Joyce.
Was he the best choice? Who do you think should lead the National Party?
Todd McClay and Paula Bennett haven't professed leadership ambitions, but, as deputy leader, Ms Bennett is ranked second on the list, with Mr McClay number five, just after Ms Collins.