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Poll Watch: Waitakere Leaning Towards Labour

The crucial Waitakere seat in Auckland – where Alliance Party Leader Laila Harre is hoping to win a place in Parliament for her party - is leaning towards Labour according to a poll commissioned by the Engineers Printing and Manufacturers Union.

Labour Candidate Lynne Pillay is an organiser for the Engineers Union in West Auckland.

The poll was conducted from Saturday to Tuesday by Consumer Link, a subsidiary of Colmar and Brunton. 501 voters were polled and the margin of error is + or – 4.4%.

Electorate Vote Standings:

“Thinking about the electorate vote who would you vote for?”

excluding undecided voters…

Labour’s Lynne Pillay 33%
Alliance’s Laila Harre 25%
National’s Marie Hasler 24%

overall tallies….

Labour’s Lynne Pillay 27.7%
Alliance’s Laila Harre 21.2%
National’s Marie Hasler 19.8%
Greens’ Meriel Watts 4.4%
United Future’s Graham Torckler 3.2%
NZ First’s Arthur Albert 3%
CHP’s Madeleine Flannagan 2.2%
ACT’s John Riddell 1.6%
PCP’s David Parkyn 0.8%
Would not vote 1%
Don’t know 11%
Refused to say 4.2%


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