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National Picked To Win 45% Of Party Vote

Friday 16 September 2005

For Immediate Release

National Picked To Win 45% Of Party Vote

National are predicted to win 45% of the party vote according to a poll of 16,918 New Zealanders run by online marketplace Trade Me.

The poll which asked people which party they would vote for tomorrow saw National the clear winner at 44.9%, followed by Labour at 33.7% and the Greens at 7.7%.

Party % Of Vote

National 44.9%
Labour 33.7%
Greens 7.7%
New Zealand First 4.2%
United Future 3.8%
ACT 3.3%
Maori Party 1.3%
Jim Anderton’s Progressives 1.1%


With over 16,000 respondents it is believed to have the largest sample size of any poll conducted in New Zealand in the lead up to tomorrow’s election. The poll has an estimated margin of error of less than 1%.

None of the other parties made the all important 5% threshold. The full results are listed below.

The poll ran from midday Wednesday 14 September to midday today 16 September.

Trade Me is New Zealand’s largest online marketplace. It has over 1.2 million New Zealand members and serves around 60% of all domestic pages viewed on the internet.

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