Roy Morgan

Polling Company: Roy Morgan Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 923 (3.3% maximum margin of error)

Dates: 22 September to 05 Friday 2008

Client: Self Published

Report: Roy Morgan Website

Party Support

  • National 40.5% (-7.0%)
  • Labour 37.5% (+1.0%)
  • Green 9.0% (+2.5%)
  • NZ First 4.0% (-1.0%)
  • Maori 2.0% (+0.5%)
  • United Future 1.0% (+0.5%)
  • ACT 3.5% (+2.0%)
  • Progressive 1.0% (+1.0%)
  • Other 1.5% (+0.5%)

Projected Seats

  • National 52
  • Labour 48
  • Green 11
  • NZ First 0
  • Maori 6
  • United Future 1
  • ACT 4
  • Progressive 1
  • Total 123

This is based on Maori Party winning six electorate seats and ACT, United Future and Progressive one each.

Coalition Options

  • National 52 + ACT 4 + United Future 1 + Maori 6 = 63/123 – majority possible
  • National 57 + ACT4 + Maori 6 = 62/123 – majority possible
  • Labour 48 + Progressive 1 + Greens 11 + Maori 6 = 66/123 = majority possible

The easiest option for both National and Labour to get a majority of at least 63 is shown. It is assumed ACT would only go with National and Progressive and NZ First only go with Labour. For National next options after ACT, in order of ease, are United Future, Maori Party, and Greens. For Labour next options after Progressive and NZ First in order of ease are Greens, Maori Party and United Future.

Country Direction

  • Right 48.0% (+4.0%)
  • Wrong 39.5% (-1.5%)
  • Can’t Say 12.5% (-2.5%)
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