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Conservatives Break through 5% Threshold

For immediate release: 16/9/14

Conservatives Break through 5% Threshold

Reports in today’s Dominion Post that the Conservative Party is polling at 6% in Nationals internal polling are not surprising says the Conservative Napier candidate Garth McVicar.

“At the last Election all of the polls consistently underestimated the level of support for the Conservatives by at least 50% and it looks like the same thing will happen this time. Judging by the last Election a double figure result is not out of the question,” says McVicar.

“Just take what is happening in Napier, I only threw my hat into the ring 4 weeks ago [2 ½ years behind Stuart Nash] and already the polls have me on 22% and giving Mr. Nash a run for his money.”

“What the polls do tell us is that support for the Conservatives has been on the increase since the last Election and gathering momentum in the last few weeks.”

“The media focus on dirty politics has meant the public have been given little opportunity to the hear the policies that will directly impact them.”

“Our practice of public meetings and walking the streets means we have been able to communicate directly with the voters who love the sensible policies of the Conservative Party.”

“What has been particularly encouraging has been the amount of support we are receiving from younger voters who care about the future direction of New Zealand.”

“The Conservatives are looking forward to making a positive contribution in the next Parliament and improving the way our M P’s behave.

“It seems the voters are looking for honesty and integrity this Election and that is something only the Conservative Party can offer. That is our point of difference.” ENDS


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