Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Nats Retains Lead Over Labour, Election Too Close To Cal

National (45.5%) Retains Strong Lead Over Labour (32.5%) But Election Would Be Too Close to Call
[Full release with charts and tables]


Finding No. 4839 - This latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone with a NZ wide cross-section of 861 electors from October 29 – November 11, 2012. Of all electors surveyed 5% (up 1%) didn’t name a party.: November 15, 2012


Today’s New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows a rise in support for Prime Minister John Key’s National Party to 45.5% (up 2% since October 8-21, 2012). Support for Key’s Coalition partners shows the Maori Party 2% (down 1.5%), ACT NZ 0.5% (unchanged) and United Future 0.5% (up 0.5%).

Support for Labour is 32.5% (up 3.5%); Greens are 10.5% (down 2.5%), New Zealand First 5% (down 2.5 %), Mana Party 1% (up 0.5%), Conservative Party of NZ 1.5% (down 0.5) and Others 1% (up 0.5%).

If a National Election were held today this NZ Roy Morgan Poll says it would be too close to call.

The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating is up 7.5pts to 117.5 with 51.5% (up 2.5%) of New Zealanders saying New Zealand is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 34% (down 5%) that say New Zealand is ‘heading in the wrong direction’.

Gary Morgan says:

“Today’s New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows Prime Minister John Key’s National (45.5%, up 2%) retaining a strong lead over the main Opposition Labor Party (32.5%, up 3.5%). Support for third party the Greens has fallen to 10.5% (down 2.5%) — now at their lowest for more than a year, since October 2011.

“The governing block of National/ Maori Party/ ACT NZ & United Future (48.5%, up 1%) are now almost level with the elected opposition of Labour/ Greens/ NZ First/ Mana Party (49%, down 1%) and any election held now would be too close to call.

“Better news for Prime Minister Key is the improving consumer sentiment in New Zealand — the ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index is now at 114.1 — at its equal highest since January 2012 (116.1).”

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 NZ wide cross-section of 861 electors from October 29 — November 11, 2012. Of all electors surveyed 5% (up 1%) didn’t name a party.

ENDS

[Full release with charts and tables]

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The
America’s Cup

The fact New Zealand now reigns supreme once again in the most sophisticated contest in the world’s most elite sport – yacht racing – can’t help but reflect the trajectory the country has been on since the 1980s...

Elite sport used to feel more like a collective, shared experience. It was our team, composed of people who lived and worked like us. Now, not so much. More>>

 

PM's Press Conference: Red Socks And Secret Tapes

Prime Minister Bill English began his post-cabinet press conference by explaining how well the National Party's annual conference went. He also mentioned today's announcement of changes to the EQC disaster insurance legislation and wished Emirates Team New Zealand well in the America's Cup. More>>

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government More Open

International surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

In Court: Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement. As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog