New Zealand Republic announced:
Our annual poll was conducted between April 6 and April 21 and shows 47% of Kiwis want our next Head of State to be a New Zealander. This is a rise of 3% since June 2014.
This is great news for our campaign with the poll showing a corresponding decrease in support for the British Monarch to 46%. This is the highest ever result in our annual poll and the first time we have measured higher support than the Monarchy. Undecided voters remained at 7%.
The poll of 1000 people was carried out on landlines by Curia Market Research.
The detailed results were:
What is your preference for New Zealand’s next Head of State out of the following three options?
* The next British Monarch becomes King of New Zealand? 46%
* New Zealand has a New Zealander as Head of State elected by a two thirds majority in Parliament 11%
* New Zealand has a New Zealander as Head of State who is elected by the popular vote 36%