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News TNS Opinion Poll Results 26/1 – 2/2/2006

Press Release: 3 News TNS Opinion Poll Results 26th January – 2nd February 2006

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


Number of seats*

Labour 56
National 49
NZ First
Green Party 8
Maori Party 4
United Future 2
Progressive 1
Total seats 122

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

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3 News TNS Opinion Poll
Research Methodology

Date poll was conducted

Interviews were conducted over the period 26th January to 2nd February 2006

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


10% or 90% 20% or 80% 30% or 70% 40% or 60% 50%

Confidence limits

+/- 1.9% +/- 2.5% +/- 2.7% +/- 3.0% +/- 3.1%


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