Fairfax Ipsos poll early September 2014

Polling Company: Ipsos

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1000 respondents of whom 819 have a party preference

Undecideds: 13.0%

Dates: 28 August to 03 September 2014

Client: Fairfax

Report: Stuff

Party Support

  • National 54.2% (+3.4%)
  • Labour 24.3% (-1.8%)
  • Green 12.9% (+1.1%)
  • NZ First 3.6% (-0.4%)
  • Maori 0.3% (-0.4%)
  • United Future 0.1% (nc)
  • ACT 0.2% (-0.5%)
  • Mana 1.3% (-0.9%)
  • Conservative 2.4% (-0.3%)

Projected Seats

  • National 70
  • Labour 31
  • Green 17
  • ACT 1
  • Maori 3
  • United Future 1
  • Mana 2
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 125

This is based on no change in electorate seats.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 70 + ACT 1 + United Future 1 = 72/125 – nine more than the minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 31 + Greens 17 + Mana 2 = 50/125 – 13 fewer than the minimum needed to govern
  • C – Maori 3 + NZ First 0 = 3/125

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

Preferred PM

  • John Key 57.6% (+2.6%)
  • David Cunliffe 15.8% (-2.1%)

 

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