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Maori TV TNS Poll – Te Tai Hauauru Electorate

Mâori Television Tns Poll – Te Tai Hauauru Electorate

Mâori Television is currently conducting a second election opinion poll of the Mâori electorates. Today Mâori Television is releasing the results of its poll of the Te Tai Hauauru electorate. This electorate poll was conducted from 29 August to 5 September 2005 by TNS Research Ltd.

Mâori Television will announce the results for Waiariki and Te Tai Tonga next week. Yesterday (6 September 2005) Mâori Television announced the results for the Te Tai Tokerau electorate. Results of polls for Tamaki Makaurau, Tainui and Ikaroa Rawhiti were announced last week.

All poll results are being announced on Mâori Television’s news programme, Te Kâea (7.30pm, repeated and subtitled at 11pm), and via embargoed media release.

Results for the Te Tai Hauauru electorate follow:

Preferred Party

If an election was held yesterday, which political party would you have voted for?

Te Tai Hauauru % (of those who stated a preference)
Labour Party 47
Mâori Party 33
New Zealand First 5
National Party 6
Green Party 5
Destiny New Zealand 1
United Future 1
Other 1
Base 295
Don’t know/ none 16
Base 350

Preferred Electorate Candidate

If an election was held yesterday, which of the following Mâori electorate candidates would you have voted for?

Te Tai Hauauru % (of those who stated a preference)
Errol Meihana (Labour Party) 28
Tariana Turia (Mâori Party) 63
Hemi Te Wano (Destiny New Zealand) 6
Other 4
Base 312
Don’t know/none 11
Base 350

Changed Vote?

In the last four weeks, have you changed your mind about the way you will vote?
Changed Vote Te Tai Hauauru %
Yes 19
No 78
Don’t know 3
Base 350

Main Reason for Changing Vote in Last Four Weeks

What is the MAIN reason you have changed your vote in the last 4 weeks?
Main reason for changing vote Te Tai Hauauru %
Policies or issues (general) 11
Tax policy 9
Student loans 3
The new Mâori Party 2
Was previously undecided 2
Campaign advertising 3
Watching/listening to the debate 5
Mâori issues 5
Labour Party policies 6
Do not want National Party 6
Other 35
Don’t want to waste vote 9
Don’t know 6
Base (have decided to change vote in last 4 weeks) 66

Preferred Prime Minister

Of all political leaders in New Zealand, who would you most prefer to be Prime Minister?
Te Tai Hauauru %
Helen Clark (Labour Party) 54
Winston Peters (New Zealand First Party) 10
Tariana Turia (Mâori Party) 13
Don Brash (National Party) 4
Richard Lewis (Destiny New Zealand) 1
John Tamihere (Labour Party) 1
Jeanette Fitzsimons (Green Party) 1
Peter Dunne (United Future New Zealand) 1
Other 2
None 3
Don’t Know 10
Base 350

Research Methodology

Date poll was conducted Interviews were conducted over the period 29 August to 5 September 2005
Sample Size in each electorate 350 voter eligible Mâori aged 18+ (enrolled on the Mâori Electoral Roll)
Sampling Technique Telephone Interviews. Random selection of telephone numbers (tele-matched from Mâori Electoral Roll) with quota sampling to ensure representative cross section by age and sex within each electorate.
Sample Coverage Te Tai Hauauru
Sample Error Maximum of 5.2% expressed at a 95% confidence level

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