Archive for September 1, 2008

Hamilton East and West polls

The Waikato Times and Versus Research have done polls in Hamilton East and Hamilton West.

Their online report does not specify the sample size or dates of the polls apart from “Monday and Tuesday evenings”.

Hamilton West Electorate Vote

  • Tim Macindoe (Nat) 37%
  • Martin Gallagher (Lab) 35%
  • Don’t Know 24%

Hamilton East Electorate Vote

  • David Bennett (Nat) 61%
  • Sue Moroney (Lab) 14%
  • Don’t Know 14%

Hamilton Party Vote

  • National 49%
  • Labour 25%
  • National 58% PV in Ham East and 40% in Ham West

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Justice System Confidence

A Research NZ poll of 500 respondents on confidence in the justice system was conducted from 7 to 14 August 2008.

  • 36% say they have full trust and confidence in the NZ justice system, and 62% do not.
  • The more money a respondents earns, the less likely they are to trust the justice system.
  • 1% say sentences are too hard, 75% too soft and 21% about right.
  • 48% support capital punishment for the worst murders and 49% do not.

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Car Use Poll

A Research NZ poll of 500 respondents on car use was conducted between 15 June and 24 July.

  • 59% say they are driving less due to higher fuel costs, 32% say driving the same and 9% do not drive
  • Of those who are driving less, 17% are using public transport more, 18% are car pooling, 48% are walking more, and 10% have gone to a more fuel efficient vehicle.

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Light Bulb Ban

A Research NZ poll of 500 respondents on the light bulb ban was conducted between 15 June and 24 July.

  • 46% support making eco-bulbs compulsory and 47% are opposed
  • Under 30s strongest support at 67% to 25%
  • 50 to 60 year olds most opposed with 31% for and 62% against

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MMP poll

A Research NZ poll of 500 respondents on MMP was conducted between 7 and 14 August.

  • 46% support FPP
  • 41% support MMP
  • Amongst under 30s MMP has 53% to 23% for FPP
  • Amongst those aged over 50, FPP has 59% support

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