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Public Increasingly Impatient As Coalition Negotiations Drag On

Public frustration continues to grow as negotiations drag on. A second poll by Talbot Mills Research indicates a 6% increase in those saying that negotiations are taking too long.

Is the negotiation between National, ACT and NZ First to form the next Government taking too long?
Poll taken from 17-22 NovemberPoll taken from 10-16 November
Yes: 66% (up 6%)60%
No: 19% (down 2%)21%
Unsure: 16% (down 3%)19%
Poll conducted between 17- 22 November 2023 and the basis of the sample is n=567 nationally representative respondents in New Zealand 18 years of age and over.Poll conducted between 10- 16 November 2023 and the basis of the sample is n=545 nationally representative respondents in New Zealand 18 years of age and over.
Results are based upon questions asked in a Talbot Mills Research New Zealand nationwide online survey.

When asked who is most to blame for how long the negotiations are taking, 33% of people blamed Rt Hon Winston Peters, and nearly a quarter of people blamed Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon.

Who do you think is most to blame for how long the negotiations are taking?
Rt Hon Winston Peters33%
Christopher Luxon24%
David Seymour4%
Unsure40%
Poll conducted between 17-22 November 2023. Results are based upon questions asked in a Talbot Mills Research New Zealand nationwide online survey. The basis of the sample is n=155 nationally representative respondents in New Zealand 18 years of age and over.
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