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Voters Give PM The Kiss-Off

18 June 2004

Voters Give PM The Kiss-Off

Helen Clark has topped the polls… as the least kissable woman in New Zealand.

Sharing the top spot as the least kissable bloke is Paul Holmes with New Zealand woman preferring to snog Don Brash or Tim Shadbolt.

To celebrate the launch of the new CinnaBurst flavour Listerine Pocketpaks sponsored a TNS nationwide survey that asked people over 18 years whom they would most like to kiss and whom they would least like to kiss.

Listerine Pocketpaks brand manager, Abbie Geering said the survey was based on some of New Zealand’s best known men and women and the diverse results made interesting reading.

Helen Clark scooped the least kissable woman category with 62% and Paul Holmes led the men’s category with 42%, followed by Don Brash on 19%.

Carlos Spencer was named the most kissable male kiwi with 44% of women wanting to smooch him over Dean Barker and Ben Lummis.

Rachel Hunter rated tops from a list of some of our most stunning kiwi gals with 14% followed by Judy Bailey (10%) and Nicky Watson who was tied in third place with TV3 weather-girl, Toni Marsh, on 8%.

The CinnaBurst poll showed Carlos’s popularity was strongest in Auckland and Wellington but South Islanders would prefer tongue titivations with Tim Shadbolt over Carlos. It was not just the 18-30 age group that think the All Black is hot – women 60 plus also named him their number one guy.

While Rachel’s popularity was fairly evenly spread across the country, again Southlanders would prefer to cuddle up to Toni Marsh on a rainy night.

Mother of the Nation, Judy Bailey, has appeal with all age groups but the strongest support came from the 20-35 and 50 plus age brackets. In third place, Nicky Watson scored big time with 18 year olds and 30-35 year olds.

While being voted the least kissable woman Helen Clark has huge pulling power with the country’s youth with 61% of 18-24 year olds wanting to kiss her.

Paul Holmes’ and Don Brash’s popularity was strong in the 65 years plus group but the 70+ Blue Rinse Brigade has Stephen Fleming on their ‘most wanted man’ list.

National party voters have a stronger leaning towards Rachel Hunter than Labour voters but both parties equally voted Carlos Spencer as the No. 1 guy to smooch.

However, National Party voters would rather kiss Eva the Bulgarian than Nicky Watson and more than half of Labour voters still ranked their Leader as the woman they would least like to kiss.


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