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TV3 News TNS Opinion Poll Results

TV3 News TNS Opinion Poll Results

Press Release: 3 News TNS Opinion Poll Results
27th October – 2nd November 2005


Projected number of seats in the House on the basis of the latest poll results

Number of seats*
Labour 55
National 47
NZ First -
Green Party 9
Maori Party 4
United Future 3
Progressive 1
Total seats 121

* These figures are based on Progressive, United Future and ACT winning
one electorate seat each and the Maori Party winning four electorate

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3 News TNS Opinion Poll

Research Methodology

Date poll was conducted

Interviews were conducted over the period 27th October to 2nd November 2005

Sample Size

1000 voter eligible New Zealanders aged 18+

Sampling Technique

Telephone Interviews. Random generation of telephone numbers with quota sampling to ensure representative cross section by age, sex and geography.

Sample Coverage

National including rural, secondary urban and main urban areas

Sample Error

Maximum of 3.1% expressed at a 95% confidence level (see below)

Observed Percentages --- Confidence limits
10% or 90% --- +/- 1.9%
20% or 80% --- +/- 2.5%
30% or 70% --- +/- 2.7%
40% or 60% --- +/- 3.0%
50% --- +/- 3.1%


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