One News Colmar Brunton Poll 26 October 2008

Polling Company: Colmar Brunton

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,000 total voters (3.2% maximum margins of error)

Dates: 18 October to 23 October 2008

Client: One News

Report: Not found

Party Support

  • National 47.0% (-3.0%)
  • Labour 35.0% (-1.0%)
  • Green 8.0% (+3.0%)
  • NZ First 3.0% (+0.9%)
  • Maori 3.0% (+0.9%)
  • United Future 0.4% (-0.1%)
  • ACT 2.0% (-0.1%)
  • Progressive 0.0% (-0.5%)

Projected Seats

  • National 59
  • Labour 44
  • Green 10
  • NZ First 0
  • Maori 6
  • United Future 1
  • ACT 2
  • 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 59 + ACT 2 + United Future 1 = 62/123 – majority possible
  • Labour 44 + Progressive 1 + Greens 10 + Maori 6 = 61/123 = no majority possible

The easiest option for both National and Labour to get a majority of at least 62 is shown. It is assumed ACT would only go with National and Progressive, Greens 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.

Preferred PM

  • Key 38.0% (-2.0%)
  • Clark 37.0% (+3.0%)
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