Archive for November 2, 2008

Beach Nudity

Research NZ reports on views on beach nudity:

  • 28% say people should be able to be nude on beaches, 45% say they should not and 26% say only on specially designated beaches.
  • 52% of women and 28% of men were against any nudity
  • Only 34% of under 30s are against any nudity, but 62% of over 60s are
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Organic Food

Research NZ have done a poll on organic food. Findings are:

  • 41% have purchased organic food in last four weeks
  • 55% say they will buy organic food if no more than 10% more expensive than non-organic.
  • Only 15% will buy organic food if it is 25% or more expensive

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Wellington Business Confidence

Research New Zealand has done a poll of 300 Wellington businesses.

  • 68% believe economy will get worse in next six months, 15% stay the same and 11% get better – a net negative of 57%
  • 37% satisfied with Clark performance, 54% not satisfied
  • 64% satisfied with Key performance, 18% not satisfied

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Tauranga One News Colmar Brunton Poll October 2008

One News reports a special poll done in Tauranga in late October. Findings are:

Electorate Vote

  • Simon Bridges, National 54% (+6%)
  • Winston Peters, NZ First  28% (nc)
  • Larry Baldock, Kiwi Party 7% (+3%)
  • Anne Pankhurst, Labour 5% (-10%)

They also reported that on the party vote, NZ First was at only 6%, half the 13% they got in the 2005 election

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Palmerston North Poll October 2008

The Manawatu Standard has published a poll done by Versus Research in Palmerston North.

Their findings are:

  • Party Vote – National 36% to Labour 33%
  • Electorate Vote – Malcolm Plimmer (National) 37% to Iain Lees-Galloway (Labour) 34%

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Ikaroa-Rawhiti Marae Digipoll October 2008

Polling Company: DigiPoll

Poll Method: Random Phone of Ikaroa-Rawhiti voters

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

Dates: 15 October to 28 October 2008

Client: Marae

Report: TVNZ

Party Support

  • Labour 45.5%
  • Maori Party 39.2%
  • NZ First 4.9%
  • National 3.1%
  • Green 3.9%

Candidate Support

  • Parekura Horomia, Labour 49.8%
  • Derek Fox, Maori Party 44.4%
Preferred PM
  • Helen Clark 50.8%
  • Winston Peters 6.0%
  • Pita Sharples 9.1%
  • John Key 4.6%
  • Tariana Turia 4.1%
Country Direction
  • Right 64.0%
  • No 23.7%
  • Don’t Know 12.3%
Parekura Horomia Performance
  • Very Satisfied 19.4%
  • Satisfied 53.9%
  • Not Satisfied 18.5%
  • Don’t Know 8.3%
Most effective Maori MP
  • Parekura Horomia 30.1%
  • Pita Sharples 20.4%
  • Hone Harawira 3.7%
  • Tariana Turia 11.1%
  • Winston Peters 7.1%
Most important issue
  • Maori/Treaty 15.6%
  • Education 19.0%
  • Law & Order 8.3%
  • Health 12.9%
  • Family Issues 6.5%
Coalitions
  • Maori Party coalition with Labour – 83.4% support, 12.1% do not
  • Maori Party coalition with National – 20.8% support, 73.1% do not
Identity
  • New Zealander First 15.4%
  • Maori first 67.0%
  • Both 17.4%

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Nelson Poll

The Nelson Mail has done a poll of 500 voters in the Nelson electorate.

Party Vote

  • National, 40.4%
  • Labour 43.3%
  • Greens 10.1%
  • NZ First 2.6%
  • United Future 1.0%
  • Maori Party 1.0%

Electorate Vote

  • Nick Smith, National 65.8%
  • Maryan Street, Labour 29.8%
  • Diana Mellor, Greens 4.2%

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