TV3 Reid Research Poll October 2009

Polling Company: Reid Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,000 respondents, of whom 917 have a party preference, (3.2% maximum margin of error)

Dates: 06 October to 14 October 2009

Client: TV3

Report: TV3

Party Support

  • National 59.9% (+1.8%)
  • Labour 27.2% (-2.0%)
  • Green 6.9% (-0.6%)
  • ACT 1.7% (+0.3%)
  • Maori 2.4%  (+1.2%)
  • United Future 0.0% (-0.2%)
  • Progressive 0.3% (+0.3%)
  • NZ First 1.0% (nc)

Projected Seats

  • National 74
  • Labour 33
  • Green 8
  • ACT 2
  • Maori 5
  • United Future 1
  • Progressive 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 124

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

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 74 + ACT 2 + United Future 1 = 77/124 – 14 more than minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 33 + Progressive 1 + Greens 8 = 42/124 -21 less than minimum needed to govern

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

Preferred PM

  • Key 55.8% (+4.3%)
  • Clark 8.2% (+0.2%)
  • Goff 4.7% 6.5% (-1.8%)
  • Peters 3.0%

Leadership Approval

  • Key – 82.3% (+3.7%) doing well vs 7.2% (-2.0%) doing poorly – net positive is 75.1% (=5.1%)
  • Goff  – 34.2% (-0.2%) doing well vs 37.9% (-3.7%) doing poorly – net positive is -3.7% (+3.5%)

Leadership Characteristics – Positive

  • capable leader – Key by 40% (+8%)
  • good in a crisis – Key by 29% (+5%)
  • sound judgement – Key by 28% (+8%)
  • honest – Key by 29% (+16%)
  • down to earth – Key by 18% (+9%)
  • understands economic problems – Key by 30% (+8%)
  • has a lot of personality – Key by 46% (+19%)
  • in touch with Maori – Key by 6% (+4%)

Leadership Characteristics – Negative

  • more style than substance – Key by 8% (-2%)
  • talk down to people – Goff by 7% (-4%)
  • narrow minded – Goff by 10% (-2%)
  • inflexible – Goff by 9% (-2%)
  • inexperienced – Key by 19% (-3%)
  • out of touch  – Goff by 7% (+4%)

Economy

  • 54% said impact of recession has been what they expected
  • 30% say it was better than expected
  • 14% worse than expected
  • 2% don’t know
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