Te Tai Tonga Marae Digipoll October 2008

Polling Company: DigiPoll

Poll Method: Random Phone of Waiariki voters

Poll Size: 400 voters (4.9% maximum margin of error)

Dates: 8 October to 21 October 2008

Client: Marae

Report: TVNZ

Party Support

  • Labour 44.0%
  • Maori Party 29.5%
  • NZ First 4.9%
  • National 10.9%
  • Green 8.5%

Candidate Support

  • Mahara Okeroa, Labour 40.4%
  • Rahui Reid Katene, Maori Party 46.1%
Preferred PM
  • Helen Clark 47.9%
  • Winston Peters 7.5%
  • Pita Sharples 6.9%
  • John Key 7.0%
  • Tariana Turia 1.1%
Country Direction
  • Right 56.1%
  • No 26.6%
  • Don’t Know 17.3%
Mahara Okeroa Performance
  • Very Satisfied 8.4%
  • Satisfied 47.9%
  • Not Satisfied 19.7%
  • Don’t Know 24.0%
Most effective Maori MP
  • Pita Sharples 23.7%
  • Hone Harawira 5.9%
  • Tariana Turia 10.5%
  • Winston Peters 10.3%
Most important issue
  • Maori/Treaty 11.7%
  • Education 15.4%
  • Law & Order 5.8%
  • Health 11.3%
  • Family Issues 5.0%
Coalitions
  • Maori Party coalition with Labour – 79.8% support, 16.5% do not
  • Maori Party coalition with National – 29.8% support, 65.3% do not
Identity
  • New Zealander First 21.4%
  • Maori first 63.0%
  • Both 14.8%
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