Latest Poll Almost Certainly A Mistake
4 September 2005
Latest Poll Almost Certainly A
The latest Colmar Brunton poll, showing National
eight points ahead of Labour, is almost certainly wrong
according to Labour's campaign spokesman Pete Hodgson.
"Polls are reported with a margin of error based on a 95
per cent confidence level. That means 19 out of every 20
polls are accurate within the margin of error. It also means
that one poll in 20 records findings outside the margin of
error," said Pete Hodgson.
"This poll sits well outside
the findings of many polls over the past few days or weeks
and is therefore almost certainly a mistake rather than a
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Arguably Reassuring: Inspector-General Finds GCSB "Arguably" Legal
Of the 88 individuals:
• 15 cases involving 22 individuals did not have any information intercepted by GCSB.
• another four cases involving five individuals were the subjects of a New Zealand Security Intelligence Service warrant and the GCSB assisted in the execution of the warrants. The Inspector-General is of the view that there were arguably no breaches and the law is unclear.
• the Bureau only provided technical assistance which did not involve interception of communications, involving three of the individuals, so no breach occurred.
• the remaining cases involved the collection of metadata, and the Inspector-General formed the view that there had arguably been no breach, noting once again that the law is unclear.