Archive for October 1, 2009

One News Colmar Brunton Poll September 2009

Polling Company: Colmar Brunton

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,000 adults, of whom 837 are decided

Dates: 19 September to 24 September 2009

Client: One News

Report:

Party Support

  • National 54.0% (-2.0%)
  • Labour 33.0% (+2.0%)
  • Green 4.3% (-2.7%)
  • ACT 3.2% (+2.2%)
  • Maori 2.7% (-0.4%)
  • United Future 0.2% (+0.1%)
  • Progressive 0.4% (-0.1%)
  • NZ First 1.7% (+0.1%)

Projected Seats

  • National 70
  • Labour 42
  • Green 0
  • ACT 4
  • Maori 5
  • United Future 1
  • Progressive 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 123

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

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 70 + ACT 4 + United Future 1 = 75/123 – 13 more than minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 42 + Progressive 1 + Greens 0 = 43/123 -19 less than minimum needed to govern

The Maori Party is not shown as part of the centre-right or centre-left.

Economic Outlook

  • 70% economy over next 12 months will be better (+10.0%)
  • 16% same (-2.0%)
  • 13% worse (-9.0%)
Preferred PM
  • John Key 50% (-1.0%)
  • Phil Goff 9% (+2%)
  • Helen Clark 4% (+1%)

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Wanganui vs Whanganui

UMR polled 750 New Zealanders from 24 to 27 September 2009 on what Wanganui should be called:

  • 62% support Wanganui
  • 25% Whanganui
  • 13% unsure
  • 37% of Maori support Wanganui and 50% Whanganui

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World Leaders

UMR polled 750 New Zealanders from 27 to 30 August 2009 on their views of world leaders:

The net favourable ratings were:

  • Barack Obama +82%
  • Kevin Rudd +45%
  • Angela Merkel +15%
  • Nicolas Sarkozy +2%
  • Gordon Brown -1%
  • Silvio Berlusconi – 16%
  • Vladimir Putin -19%

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