Archive for August, 2010

Auckland Council poll

The Herald reports a Herald Digipoll:

A Herald-DigiPoll survey found 36.3 per cent of Aucklanders believe C&R, which has controlled the Auckland City Council for many years, should control the new Auckland Council. A total of 39.9 per cent of respondents said C&R should not control it and 23.7 per cent did not know or refused to answer.

The poll found 54.8 per cent had heard of C&R and 43.7 per cent had not.

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TV3 Reid Research Poll August 2010

Polling Company: Reid Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,000 respondents, of whom 890 have a party preference, (3.4% maximum margin of error)

Dates: 06 August to 10 August 2010

Client: TV3

Report: TV3

Party Support

  • National 54.5% (-0.8%)
  • Labour 30.6% (+0.1%)
  • Green 9.5% (+2.0%)
  • ACT 2.2% (+0.6%)
  • Maori 1.5%  (-0.4%)
  • United Future 0.2% (+0.1%)
  • Progressive 0.0% (nc)
  • NZ First 1.5% (-0.3%)

Projected Seats

  • National 66
  • Labour 37
  • Green 12
  • ACT 3
  • Maori 5
  • United Future 1
  • Progressive 0
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 124

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

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 66 + ACT 3 + United Future 1 = 70/124 – 7 more than minimum 63 needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 37 + Greens 12 = 49/124 -14 less than minimum 63 needed to govern

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

Preferred PM

  • Key 48.7% (-0.9%)
  • Clark 2.3% (-2.6%)
  • Goff 7.4% (+2.3%)
  • Peters 3.7% (+0.9%)

Leadership Approval

  • Key – 69.9% (+0.9%) doing well vs 15.9% (nc) doing poorly – net positive is 54.0% (+0.9%)
  • Goff  – 30.9% (+3.7%) doing well vs 43.9% (-1.5%) doing poorly – net positive is -13.0% (+5.2%)

Leadership Characteristics – Positive

  • capable leader – Key by 44% (+6%)
  • good in a crisis – Key by 29% (+7%)
  • sound judgement – Key by 21% (nc)
  • in touch with Maori – Key by 6% (+1%)

Leadership Characteristics – Negative

  • more style than substance – Key by 13% (-1%)
  • talk down to people – Goff by 2% (-8%)
  • narrow minded – Goff by 6% (-3%)
  • inflexible – Goff by 7% (+2%)

Land sales to foreigners

  • 76% say tighten rules
  • 14% say leave as it is
  • 8% say relax the rules
Drink Driving
  • 35% say keep at 80
  • 36% say reduce to 50
  • 28% say reduce to zero

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One News Colmar Brunton Poll August 2010

Polling Company: Colmar Brunton

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,011 adults, 864 of whom had a party vote preference

Dates: 31 July to 04 August 2010

Client: One News

Report: Colmar Brunton

Party Support

  • National 49.0% (nc)
  • Labour 35.0% (+2.0%)
  • Green 7.0% (nc)
  • ACT 2.7% (+1.1%)
  • Maori 2.3% (-1.3%)
  • United Future 0.4% (-0.1%)
    Progressive 0.1% (-0.4%)
  • NZ First 2.3% (+1.0%)

Projected Seats

  • National 61
  • Labour 44
  • Green 9
  • ACT 3
  • Maori 5
  • United Future 1
  • Progressive 0
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 123

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

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 61 + ACT 3 + United Future 1 = 65/121 – 3 more than minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 44 + Greens 9 = 53/121 -9 less than minimum needed to govern

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

Economic Outlook

  • 55% economy over next 12 months will be better (-1.0%)
  • 19% same (+1.0%)
  • 25% worse (-1.0%)
Preferred PM
  • John Key 45% (-1.0%)
  • Phil Goff 9% (+3%)
  • Helen Clark 3% (nc)
Drink Drive Limit
  • 64% say Govt should have lowered to 0.05
  • 34% say should not have lowered
Extending 90 day trial periods
  • 60% support extending to all employers
  • 36% opposed
Chris Carter
  • 58% say he should resign from Parliament
  • 33% say he should not

Phil Goff

  • 24% say he can win the next election
  • 65% say he can not, including 39% of Labour voters

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Roy Morgan Poll late July 2010

Polling Company: Roy Morgan Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 912, of whom 839 have a party preference

Dates: 19 July to 01 August 2010

Client: Self Published

Report: Roy Morgan Website

Party Support

  • National 51.0% (+2.0%)
  • Labour 33.5% (+2.0%)
  • Green 6.5% (-2.5%)
  • ACT 2.0% (nc)
  • Maori 3.5% (+0.5%)
  • United Future 0.5% (nc)
  • Progressive 0.5% (nc)
  • NZ First 2.0% (-2.5%)

Projected Seats

  • National 63
  • Labour 42
  • Green 8
  • ACT 2
  • Maori 5
  • United Future 1
  • Progressive 0
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 121

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

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 63 + ACT 2 + United Future 1 = 66/121 – 5 more than minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 42 + Greens 8 = 50/121 – 11 less than minimum needed to govern

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

Country Direction

  • Right 58.0% (-7.0%)
  • Wrong 27.5% (+6.5%)
  • Can’t Say 14.5% (+0.5%)

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Roy Morgan Poll mid July 2010

Polling Company: Roy Morgan Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 912, of whom 839 have a party preference

Dates: 05 July to 18 July 2010

Client: Self Published

Report: Roy Morgan Website

Party Support

  • National 49.0% (-4.0%)
  • Labour 31.5% (+2.5%)
  • Green 9.0% (+0.5%)
  • ACT 2.0% (nc)
  • Maori 3.0% (nc)
  • United Future 0.5% (nc)
  • Progressive 0.5% (+0.5)
  • NZ First 4.5% (+1.5%)

Projected Seats

  • National 61
  • Labour 40
  • Green 11
  • ACT 3
  • Maori 5
  • United Future 1
  • Progressive 0
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 121

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

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 61 + ACT 3 + United Future 1 = 65/121 – 4 more than minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 40 + Greens 11 = 51/121 – 10 less than minimum needed to govern

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

Country Direction

  • Right 58.0% (-7.0%)
  • Wrong 27.5% (+6.5%)
  • Can’t Say 14.5% (+0.5%)

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