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Royal wedding didn't dent republic support

Poll results: Royal wedding didn't dent republic support - majority want a New Zealander as Head of State

"The latest poll results show support for the next Head of State to be a New Zealander is still in the majority, 18 percentage points clear of support for the British Monarch" said NZ Republic campaign spokesman Savage.

The poll was carried out in the buildup to last week's royal wedding, with 930 respondents surveyed.

Support is in the majority across all age groups except the 61+ age group. Young people in particular support a New Zealander as head of state, with 18 - 30 year age group supporting the transition by a margin of 3 to 1.

"This is the fifth time we have carried out the same poll*, and the results are very encouraging given the amount of media coverage the Royal wedding had during this poll" continued Savage.

"The majority of Kiwis understand that watching royal celebrity events and wanting an NZer as head of State are not mutually exclusive. You are allowed to do both."

"It is now very clear the British Monarchy is preparing for the end of Elizabeth's reign and so should New Zealand. The role of Governor-General is ready to be transitioned into being our Head of State" concluded Savage.

The poll had a margin of error of 3.2%. [The last 5 poll results are attached]

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