Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Jeanette Calls On Mclean To Release His Own 'Polls

August 19, 1999

National should make public its 'Coromandel polls'

Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today called on National MP Murray McLean to "come clean" and release the survey results he claims to have for the Coromandel electorate.

She was responding to a press release issued today by Mr McLean in which he said his own polling results were "substantially different" from a poll carried out by independent market research company Reid Research Services Ltd, which showed Ms Fitzsimons two percentage points ahead of Mr McLean in the seat.

The Reid Research Services poll was commissioned by the Green Party but undertaken by an independent market research company using professional techniques.

"I call on Murray to reveal who did his polls, when, what the credentials of the interviewers were, how many people were sampled, the geographical spread of the respondents, how the results were weighted and what the margin of error was," Ms Fitzsimons said.

"We revealed all this in the Reid Research Services poll results."

Ms Fitzsimons said the only point in Mr McLean's statement that she agreed with was that all parties did their own internal polls.

"When they are not professionally verifiable we keep them to ourselves," she said. "All the Green Partys' own polls have shown it is a close race between Murray and myself.

"We commissioned the Reid Research Services poll because we decided it was about time a neutral and professional survey was done of the electorate and if Murray can not release his polls he needs to admit they were not professionally done."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election