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Winston Rides The Worm On Land Sales

Scoop Reactor - Week Ending Aug 8:

Winston Peters promise to clamp down on land sales to foreigners was rated most positively by New Zealanders last week.

Those driving the worm on the Roy Morgan/Scoop Reactor viewed John Key’s explanation for the policy and its impact in negative way. This response was particularly accentuated by women who felt more strongly about the issue, whereas men were more neutral.

Across age groups the greatest divergence was those between 18 and 34 feeling negatively about John Key’s comments on ACT and very positively about the Greens offer of free off-peak public transport for student.

There was also a positive reaction to David Cunliffe distancing himself from Internet Mana across all those taking part.

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Gordon Campbell:
On First Time Voting (Centre Right)

For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.

One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:

As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.

But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>

 

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