The poll included a question asking New Zealanders how strongly they agreed or disagreed with the notion that ‘List MPs are not as accountable to voters as electorate MPs’.
- 61% of New Zealanders agreed with this statement, compared with 15% who disagreed. 24% were neutral or undecided.
- Of those who claimed to know a lot or a fair amount about how the system worked, 72% agreed that list MPs were not as accountable.
- Even a majority (60%) of those who were generally supportive of MMP thought that list MPs were not as accountable.