Archive for August 24, 2013

Fairfax Ipsos poll August 2013

Polling Company: Ipsos

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,011 of whom xxx have a party preference

Undecideds: 17.2%

Dates: 10 August 2013 to 15 August 2013

Client: Fairfax

Report: Stuff

Party Support

  • National 48.3% (-1.1%)
  • Labour 31.6% (-0.3%)
  • Green 12.3% (+1.1%)
  • NZ First 2.8% (-0.4%)
  • Maori 1.0% (-0.6%)
  • United Future 0.1% (-0.2%)
  • ACT 0.2% (+0.1%)
  • Mana 0.5% (+0.4%)
  • Conservative 1.4% (-0.2%)

Projected Seats

  • National 60
  • Labour 39
  • Green 15
  • ACT 1
  • Maori 3
  • United Future 1
  • Mana 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 120

This is based on no change in electorate seats.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 60 + ACT1 + United Future 1 = 62/120 – one more than the minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 39 + Greens 15 + Mana 1 = 55/120 – six fewer than the minimum needed to govern
  • C – Maori 3 + NZ First 0 = 3/120

On this poll a centre-right government would be formed.

Country Direction

  • Right 58.0% (-1.2%)
  • Wrong 42.0% (+1.6%)

GCSB

  • 75% at least partly worried about GCSB law
  • 30% very concerned
  • 54% trust Government to protect their privacy while maintaining national security
  • $0% do not
 100% pure
  • 21% say we are 80% to 100% pure
  • Average pure rating is 65%

House Affordability

  • 21% can afford an $88,000 deposit (20% of average house), 31% with family help, 48% can not
  • 81% say having Govt offer low deposit loans to first time home buyers will be effective in tackling rising house prices
  • 73% say having Govt build more affordable homes will be effective
  • 68% say releasing more land for housing will be effective
  • 49% say stopping non residents purchasing will be effective
  • 37% say introducing a CGT will be effective
  • 29% say forcing buyers to have bigger loan deposits will be effective

Leader Trust

  • Fully believe John Key 24% yes and 59% no
  • Fully believe David Shearer 33% yes and 43% no

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Death Penalty poll

The Nation reports:

More than a third of New Zealanders would support the reintroduction of the death penalty.

In a Curia poll for TV3’s “The Nation” of 624 respondents, 38 per cent were in favour of the death penalty, 55 per cent were against it, and 7 per cent were undecided.

35 per cent of Labour voters favoured the death penalty and National voters polled at 44 per cent. Least likely to be in favour were Green Party voters at 19 per cent, but the most in favour of capital punishment were New Zealand First voters at 84 per cent.

 

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Cannabis poll

UMR polled 1,000 NZers on cannabis and synthetic cannabis:

  • SHOULD BE LEGAL: 14% for marijuana, 12% for synthetic cannabis
  • DECRIMINALISE: 46% for marijuana, 38% for synthetic cannabis
  • SHOULD BE ILLEGAL: 35% of marijuana, 47% for synthetic cannabis

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