3 News Reid Research Poll October 2011

Polling Company: Reid Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: assumed 1,000 respondents (3.2% maximum margin of error)

Dates: assumed 20 October to 27 October 2011

Client: 3 News

Report: 3 News

Party Support

  • National 52.3% (-5.1%)
  • Labour 30.2% (+3.6%)
  • Green 9.4% (-0.4%)
  • ACT 1.5% (+0.5%)
  • Maori 1.4%  (+0.6%)
  • United Future 0.0% (nc)
  • Mana 0.9% (+0.2%)
  • NZ First 2.4% (+0.5%)

Projected Seats

  • National 65
  • Labour 38
  • Green 12
  • ACT 2
  • Maori 3
  • United Future 1
  • Mana 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 122

This is based on Maori Party winning three electorate seats, Mana, ACT and United Future one each and Labour winning Wigram and Te Tai Tonga.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 65 + ACT 2 + United Future 1 = 68/124 – 6 more than minimum 62 needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 38 + Greens 12 + Mana 1 = 51/124 -11 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 52.7% (-1.8%)
  • Goff 9.8% (+3.6%)

Leadership Approval

  • Key – 71.1% (-5.1%) doing well vs 17.9% (+6.4%) doing poorly – net positive is 53.2% (-11.5%)
  • Goff  – 28.4% (+1.6%) doing well vs 54.2% (+5.1%) doing poorly – net positive is -25.8% (-3.5%)

Govt handling of Rena

  • 36% didn’t do well
  • 30% okay
  • 34% done well

Importance of Issues

  • Environment 8.2/10
  • food prices and the quality of our schools at 7.9.
  • Hospital care was third at 7.8.
  • The price of petrol was fourth at 7.7.
  • The number of people living in poverty was fifth 7.5.

 

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