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Mana Says Landline Polls Must Go

Mana Says Landline Polls Must Go

MANA leader Hone Harawira urges voters not to be fooled by phoney landline polls that create a false impression about which candidate is in front and which one is behind.

He says today's poll released by Te Karere proves polls that rely on landlines are a thing of the past.

"It has long been known that mobile phones outstripped landlines as a method of communication five years ago for Maori. It's about time polling companies caught up with modern day reality instead of rehashing flawed methodologies that do not reflect accurately what is happening on the ground.

"Polling companies and media networks need to be held to account. Instead of having minor margins of error, they should tell the truth when it comes to the Maori seats where the margin of error is give or take 20%?.

"We know that Annette Sykes has done remarkably well to narrow the margin between herself and Te Ururoa Flavell. People should remember she began at 0% and iPredict, the country's most reliable forecaster of election results, has seen Annette's vote grow by 10% each week.

"At present she trails Te Ururoa by the small margin of 10%. That means, based on the current trend, that she will win the election by 10%. That's what we are hearing on the streets.

"Her remaining vote will come from a collapsing Labour vote. The national trend with the party vote is that Labour is in a downhill spiral from 30% to a possible 20%.

"Voters are awakening to the ability of MANA candidates, including Annette Sykes, to vehemently oppose National and the Maori Party plans to introduce policies that will hurt the poor. Left voters are being faced with two choices; put their faith with an imploding Labour Party or back MANA whose candidates have a long history of opposing right wing agendas?"

"Cyclone Sykes is gaining pace heading into the election. The momentum is with her and I ask Maori from Waiariki to think about who will be best at stopping National in Parliament.

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