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Undecided Voters Hold The Key

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Undecided Voters Hold The Key

New Zealand’s 150,000 undecided voters hold the key to next Saturday’s election, and to the make-up of the next Government, says Democrats for Social Credit Otago candidate Richard Prosser.

“This is a knife-edge election, more so than any in recent times,” said Mr Prosser. “National and Labour are neck and neck, and the minor parties are vying for coalition contention, and in some cases, for survival itself.”

Mr Prosser said that even more than tactical voting by people in electorates such as Tauranga and Epsom, the six percent of voters who remained undecided at this late stage of the election campaign could determine the outcome.

“They represent about four additional electorates worth of people whose views aren’t included in the opinion poll results,” he said.

Mr Prosser urged the undecideds to come down from the fence and make a real difference to the democratic process. “For people who want a voice for the Environment in Parliament but are terrified by the prospect of a Labour-Green coalition, or who want New Zealanders’ interests put first but aren’t sure they can trust Winston, or who believe in genuine social justice but have lost faith in United and think that Destiny are just too radical, there is an alternative, and that’s Democrats for Social Credit,” he said.

“But most important is that people vote. Our democracy has been hard-won, and we owe it to future generations to ensure that the process remains alive and relevant,” said Mr Prosser.


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