Archive for November 2, 2011

Herald Digipoll on gay adoption

The Herald reports:

A majority of voters support changing the law to allow gay couples to adopt children, according to the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey. …

More than half – 54.3 per cent – of the poll respondents said the law should be changed to allow gay couples to adopt children, 38 per cent disagreed, and 7.7 per cent did not know or refused to answer.

 

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Fairfax Research International Poll October 2011

Polling Company: Research International

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,000

Dates: 27 to 31 October 2011

Client: Fairfax

Report: Stuff

Party Support

  • National 52.6% (-1.7%)
  • Labour 31.3% (+3.2%)
  • Green 9.7% (-0.4%)
  • ACT 1.2% (-0.3%)
  • Maori 1.2% (-0.1%)
  • United Future 0.1% (-0.3%)
  • Mana 1.1% (+0.9%)
  • NZ First 1.5% (-0.8%)

Projected Seats

  • National 66
  • Labour 39
  • Green 12
  • ACT 1
  • Maori 3
  • United Future 1
  • Mana 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 123

This is based on Maori Party winning three electorate seats, ACT, United Future and Mana one seat each and Labour winning Wigram and Te Tai Tonga.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 66 + ACT 1 + United Future 1 = 68/123 – 6 more than minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 39 + Greens 12 + Mana 1= 52/124 -10 less than minimum needed to govern

The Maori Party is not shown as part of the centre-right or centre-left.

Preferred PM

  • John Key 52.8% (+1.8%)
  • Phil Goff 9.1% (+2.2%)
  • Winston Peters 3.0% (+0.2%)
Christchurch Earthquake Recover
  • 48% of Canterbury residents say decision making is too slow
  • 55% say they have had ample opportunity to contribute to CBD planning process
  • 60% say speed of demolition and rebuild of CBD has been as fast as expected
Govt handling of economy
  • 50.6% good
  • 30% not so sure
  • 15.7% poor

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