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Greens Surge In Latest Poll

The Green Party has polled 2.5 per cent in the latest Herald digipoll, putting the party ahead of New Zealand First,

This result would give the Green party three seats in the next Parliament if Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons wins her Coromandel seat.

“We are delighted with the surge in our latest poll ratings,” said Green Co-leader Rod Donald. “Many people support Green policies to reject genetic engineering in favour of organics, to build strong communities, to put the economy on a sustainable footing and to restore the environment.

“The poll result confirms an upward trend in public support as more voters recognise we are standing in our own right at this years election,” he said.

“We know we can win Coromandel but we have also set ourselves the minimum target of five per cent of the party vote so we can contribute our vision and energy to a new government.

“Its great to be half way and it is a bonus to now be ahead of New Zealand First. This reinforces to voters that we are serious contenders at the next election.”

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