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One News Colmar Brunton Poll March 2012

Polling Company: Colmar Brunton

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,000

Undecideds:

Dates: assume 25 March to 29 March 2012

Client: One News

Report: One News

Party Support

  • National 51.0% (+1.0%)
  • Labour 29.0% (+1.0%)
  • Green 11.0% (+1.0%)
  • ACT 1% (-0.7%)
  • Maori 1% (-1.0%)
  • United Future 0% (-0.1%)
  • Mana 1% (NC)
  • NZ First 3% (-1.2%)
  • Conservative 1% (-1.4%)

Projected Seats

  • National 65
  • Labour 38
  • Green 14
  • ACT 1
  • Maori 3
  • United Future 1
  • Mana 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Conservative 0
  • Total 123

This is based on no change in electorate seats.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 65 + ACT 1 + United Future 1 = 67/123 – 5 more than minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 38 + Greens 14 + Mana 1= 53/122 -9 less than minimum needed to govern

The Maori Party is not shown as part of the centre-right or centre-left.

Preferred PM

  • John Key 48% (-4%)
  • David Shearer 11% (-4% from Goff)

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Fairfax Research International Poll 23 November 2011

Polling Company: Research International

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,000, of whom 838 are decided

Undeicdeds: 15.6%

Dates: 17 to 21 November 2011

Client: Fairfax

Report: Stuff

Party Support

  • National 54.0% (+1.5%)
  • Labour 26.0% (+0.1%)
  • Green 12.0% (-0.6%)
  • ACT 0.7% (-0.3%)
  • Maori 1.1% (-0.4%)
  • United Future 0.1% (-0.2%)
  • Mana 1.1% (+0.4%)
  • NZ First 4.0% (+1.2%)

Projected Seats

  • National 69
  • Labour 33
  • Green 15
  • ACT 1
  • Maori 4
  • United Future 1
  • Mana 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 124

This is based on Maori Party winning four electorate seats, ACT, United Future and Mana one seat each and Labour winning Wigram.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 69 + ACT 1 + United Future 1 = 71/124 – 8 more than minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 33 + Greens 15 + Mana 1= 49/124 -14 less than minimum needed to govern

The Maori Party is not shown as part of the centre-right or centre-left.

Preferred PM

  • John Key 51.5% (-0.7%)
  • Phil Goff 12.5% (-1.0%)
  • Winston Peters 3.5% (-0.4%)

Preferred Government

  • Prefer one party to govern alone 39.7%
  • Prefer coalition 54.1%
  • No preference 3%

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Roy Morgan poll mid October 2010

Polling Company: Roy Morgan Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 924, of whom 859 have a party preference

Dates: 04 October to 17 October 2010

Client: Self Published

Report: Roy Morgan Website

Party Support

  • National 52.5% (+3.0%)
  • Labour 33.0% (-3.5%)
  • Green 8.5% (+0.5%)
  • ACT 0.5% (nc)
  • Maori 1.5% (-1.0%)
  • United Future 1.0% (+0.5%)
  • Progressive 0.0% (nc)
  • NZ First 2.5% (nc)

Projected Seats

  • National 65
  • Labour 41
  • Green 10
  • ACT 1
  • Maori 5
  • United Future 1
  • Progressive 0
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 123

This is based on Maori Party winning five electorate seats, ACT and United Future one each, and Labour winning Wigram.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 65 + ACT 1 + United Future 1 = 67/123 – five more than the minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 41 + Greens 10 = 51/123 – 11 less than minimum needed to govern

The Maori Party is not shown as part of the centre-right or centre-left.

Country Direction

  • Right 60.5% (-1.0%)
  • Wrong 24.0% (+2.0%)
  • Can’t Say 15.5% (-1.0%)

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UMR Mood of the Nation

UMR have published a 42 page mood of the nation for 2009. Some extracts:

  • 68% say 2010 will be better than 2009, with 20% disagreeing
  • At year end 61% expect economy to get better, and 22% worse
  • 41% expect their family’s living standards to get better, and 22% worse
  • 49% expect unemployment to go up, and 26% down
  • 64% expect interest rates to increase and 11% decrease
  • In ten years time, respondents expect the economy (net +22%) to be better, race relations (+16%), transport (+6%), policing (+11%), education (+4%) and the environment (+1%). A net 9% think the health system will be worse.
  • 59% say country heading on right track and 30% wrong track. average for yeas was 65% to 23%.
  • Corporate net favourable ratings were NZ Post +84%, Telecom +27%, Air NZ +67%, TVNZ +60%
  • Bank favourability ratings are Kiwibank 65%, National 55%, ASB 55%, Westpac 55%, BNZ 49%, ANZ 45% and TSB 34%
  • Net favourability for Govt agencies are Fire Service +86%, Police +57%, Customs +63%, DOC +57%, MAF +36%, MOD +31%, Nat Lib +44%, MFish +34%, IRD +5%, MOT +5%, NZFSA +19%, Min Ed -4%, Min Health -7%, Treasury -6%, MOJ – 14%, DOL – 5%, Corrections -27%, ACC -37%, MSD -13% and TPK -7%
  • Confidence in institutions is Police +30%, GPs +29%, Unis +27%, primary schools +26%, military +6%, small business +5%, sec schools +3%, TV News -10%, banks -13%, public health system -18%, courts -16%, public service -29%, newspapers -33%, religion -34%, Parliament -43%, big business -40%, unions -42%, media generally -55%
  • Party Vote Dec 2009 is Nat 48%, Lab 35%, Greens 7.5%
  • Net favourability for John Key +54%, Phil Goff +9%,
  • Top five issues are economy 33%, unemployment 14%, crime 11%, health care 4%, politics/govt 4%

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Auckland Mayor Poll

UMR polled 482 Aucklanders on who they thought would be a better Mayor for the new Auckland Council.

42% said Len Brown and 31% John Banks

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Roy Morgan December 2009

Polling Company: Roy Morgan Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 858 (3.4% maximum margin of error)

Dates: 30 November to 13 December 2009

Client: Self Published

Report: Roy Morgan Website

Party Support

  • National 54.0% (+0.5%)
  • Labour 27.5% (-3.0%)
  • Green 9.5% (+2.5%)
  • ACT 1.5% (nc)
  • Maori 1.5% (-2.0%)
  • United Future 0.5% (+0.5%)
  • Progressive 0.0% (nc)
  • NZ First 4.0% (+1.5%)

Projected Seats

  • National 68
  • Labour 35
  • Green 12
  • ACT 2
  • Maori 5
  • United Future 1
  • Progressive 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 124

This is based on Maori Party winning five electorate seats and ACT, United Future and Progressive one each.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 68 + ACT 2 + United Future 1 = 71/124 – 8 more than minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 35 + Progressive 1 + Greens 12 = 48/124 – 15 less than minimum needed to govern

The Maori Party is not shown as part of the centre-right or centre-left.

Country Direction

  • Right 62.5% (-3.5%)
  • Wrong 25.0% (+3.0%)
  • Can’t Say 12.5% (+0.5%)

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Colmar Brunton poll on Bill English

Colmar Brunton polled on Bill English for One News, as part of their 1,000 respondent poll in September 2009. Findings:

  • 30% think Bill English has acted with integrity over his housing allowance
  • 54% think he has not
  • 62% think his actions have damaged his credibility as Finance Minister, while 29% disagree

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SAS Troops and Afghanistan poll

Research NZ polled 500 New Zealanders from 6 to 9 July:

  • 61% agree with extending by a year the tour of duty of 140 troops working on reconstruction projects
  • 47% support sending SAS soldiers to Afghanistan and 44% are against

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One News Colmar Brunton Poll March 2009

Polling Company: Colmar Brunton

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: Approx 1,000 adults

Dates: Probably 28 March to 2 April 2009

Client: One News

Report: TVNZ

Party Support

  • National 57.0% (+1.0%)
  • Labour 31.0% (+3.0%)
  • Green 7.0% (+1.0%)
  • ACT 1.6% (-1.5%)
  • Maori 2.2% (-1.2%)
  • United Future not reported yet
  • Progressive not reported yet
  • NZ First not reported yet

Projected Seats

  • National 70
  • Labour 37
  • Green 8
  • ACT 2
  • Maori 5
  • United Future 1
  • Progressive 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 124

This is based on Maori Party winning five electorate seats and ACT, United Future and Progressive one each.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 70 + ACT 2 + United Future 1 = 73/124 – 10 more than minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 37 + Progressive 1 + Greens 8 = 46/124 -17 less than minimum needed to govern

The Maori Party is not shown as part of the centre-right or centre-left.Economic Outlook

  • 42% economy over next 12 months will be better (+5.0%)
  • 19% same (-2.0%)
  • 39% worse (-3.0%)

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Roy Morgan Poll mid February 2009

Polling Company: Roy Morgan Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 938 (3.3% maximum margin of error)

Dates: 2 January to 15 February 2009

Client: Self Published

Report: Roy Morgan Website

Party Support

  • National 48.5% (+0.5%)
  • Labour 32.0% (+1.0%)
  • Green 8.5% (-0.5%)
  • ACT 2.5% (-1.0%)
  • Maori 3.5% (nc)
  • United Future 0.5% (-0.5%)
  • Progressive 1.0% (+0.5%)
  • NZ First 2.5% (+1.05%)

Projected Seats

  • National 60
  • Labour 40
  • Green 11
  • ACT 3
  • Maori 5
  • United Future 1
  • Progressive 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 121

This is based on Maori Party winning five electorate seats and ACT, United Future and Progressive one each.

Coalition Options

  • National 60 + ACT 3 = 63/121 – majority possible
  • Labour 40 + Progressive 1 + Greens 11 + Maori 5 = 57/121 = majority not possible

The easiest option for both National and Labour to get a majority of at least 62 is shown. The Maori Party is the only party assumed to be able to go with National or Labour.

Country Direction

  • Right 63.5% (-1.5%)
  • Wrong 20.5% (+0.5%)
  • Can’t Say 16.0% (+1.0%)

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