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Poll: Govt (59.5%) opens lead on Opposition Parties (40.5%)

Finding No. 4621
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On January 21, 2011
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In New Zealand National-led Government (59.5%, up 6%) increase lead on Opposition Parties (40.5%, down 6%)

The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows support for John Key’s National-led Government has risen to 59.5% (up 6%). Support for Prime Minister Key’s National Party is 55% (up 6.5%), the Maori Party 2.5% (unchanged), ACT NZ 1.5% (unchanged) with United Future 0.5% (down 0.5%). Support for Opposition Parties has fallen to 40.5% (down 6%) with Labour Party 29% (down 6%), Greens 7%, (unchanged), New Zealand First 4.5% (up 1.5%) and Progressive Party 0% (down 0.5%). If a National Election were held today the National Party would be returned to Government.

The Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating has risen 1 point to 132.5 with 59.5% (up 1%) of New Zealanders saying New Zealand is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 27% (unchanged) that say New Zealand is ‘heading in the wrong direction.’

Gary Morgan says:
“Today’s New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows a strong jump in support for National (55%, up 6.5%) and a steep fall in support for the main Opposition Labour Party (29%, down 6%). “This jump in support means that the National-led Government (59.5%, up 6%) now holds its strongest lead over the Opposition Parties (40.5%, down 6%) since late 2009 – a very positive sign for Prime Minister John Key as he seeks re-election later this year.” Electors were asked: “If a New Zealand Election were held today which party would receive your party vote?” This latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone with a New Zealandwide cross-section of 1,815 electors from January 4 - 16, 2011. Of all electors surveyed 4% (down 0.5%) did not name a party.

Full report: 4621_NZ_Fed_Vote.pdf

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