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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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Auckland Council Services

UMR did a poll of 240 Aucklanders from 13 to 17 August 2009 on the role of the new Auckland Council. Findings:

  • 26% want Council to do core services only, while 67% want other services provided.
  • Strong opposition to asset sales, specifically 78% against transport facilities such as the port and airport being sold, 82% against parks, libraries, rec facilities being sold, 85% against water supplies being sold

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Waitakere City Phoenix Research Poll on Auckland

Phoenix Research did a poll for Waitakere City Council on Auckland Governance. 400 Waitakere residents were polled:

  • 34% favour a super city and 48% are oppossed
  • 78% agreed with the statement “All of the councillors on the new Auckland Council should be elected by people in their local area (that is by Ward) rather than elected by people across the whole region (that is At Large)”. As with the NSCC poll I regard this question as misleading as it does not include the clear option of a mixture of at large and wards despite this being what is proposed.
  • 42% support Maori seats and 44% do not

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North Shore City Colmar Brunton Poll on Auckland

Colmar Brunton did a poll for North Shore City Council on Auckland Governance. It was from 2 to 8 July 2009, and polled 801 ratepayers of North Shore, taken from the White Pages, with a minimum 250 per ward.

The results are weighted by ward population. They have asked for ratepayers only, so residents who do not pay rates may have been excluded.

  • 47% favour a super city and 36% are oppossed
  • 11% said their democratic representation would be better off, 48% much the same and 40% worse off
  • 80% agreed with the statement “All of the councillors on the new Auckland Council should be elected by people in their local area (that is ‘by Ward’) rather than elected by people across the whole region (that is ‘At Large’)”. Note in my opinion that question is faulty as it does not give the option of there being a mixture of wards and at large – as recommended by the Royal Commission and the Government.

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UMR poll on Auckland Mayor

UMR polled 482 Aucklanders as part of two omnibus surveys of 1,500 NZers in June and July 2009. The maximum margin of error at 95% confidence is 4.5%.

Questions were asked on possible two-way clashes for the Auckland Mayoralty.

John Banks vs Mike Lee has 35% Banks, 18% Lee, 22% unsure and 25% don’t know enough.

John Banks vs Len Brown has 34% Banks, 35% Brown, 14% unsure and 17% don’t know enough.

The demographic breakdowns have high margins of error. But the margins between Banks and Brown are:

  • Men +5% (Banks 5% ahead of Brown)
  • Women -6%
  • South Auckland -23%
  • Central Auckland +1%
  • East Auckland +0%
  • West Auckland +5%
  • North Shore +8%
  • Under 30s +16%
  • 30 – 44 yrs +1%
  • 45 – 59 yrs -15%
  • 60+ yrs -8%
  • Under $30K pers income -1%
  • $30 to $50k +18%
  • Over $50k -7%

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