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NZ Herald DigiPoll March 2013

Polling Company: DigiPoll

Poll Method: Random Phone

Undecideds: Unknown

Poll Size: 750 respondents

Dates: 11 to 17 March 2013

Client: NZ Herald

Report: NZ Herald

Party Support

  • National 48.5% (+0.6%)
  • Labour 36.3% (+4.4%)
  • Green 9.0% (-1.7%)
  • NZ First 2.5% (-3.0%)
  • Maori 1.1% (-0.4%)
  • United Future 0.0% (-0.3%)
  • ACT 0.1% (-0.1%)
  • Mana 0.5% (+0.2%)
  • Conservative 1.3% (-0.1%)

Projected Seats

  • National 61
  • Labour 46
  • Green 11
  • Maori 3
  • United Future 1
  • ACT 1
  • Mana 1
  • NZ First 0
  • Total 124

This is based on no change in electorate seats.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 61 + ACT 1 + United Future 1 = 63/124 – the minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 46 + Greens 11 + NZ First 0 + Mana 1 = 58/124 -5 less than minimum needed to govern

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

Preferred PM

  • Key 63.0% (-2.6%)
  • Shearer 18.5% (+5.6%)
  • Peters 4.0%

Country Direction

  • Right 49.0% (+0.9%)
  • Wrong 43.0% (+0.3%)
Asset Sales
  • 52% opposed to sale of MRP, 32% in favour
  • 30% plan to buy shares in MRP

Term of Parliament

  • 51% 3 years
  • 48% 4 years

Marriage

  • Should remain between a man and a woman 48% (+8%)
  • Allow same-sex couples to marry 52% (-4%)

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Curia Moral Issues poll

A Curia poll of 1,000 adults for Family First was done in February 2011 on a variety of moral issues. The full report is here and here. Major findings include:

  • 47% say the definition of marriage should change to allow same-sex couples to marry and 43% say civil unions are sufficient for same-sex couples
  • 49% say any changes to the Marriage Act should be subject to a binding referendum
  • 80% say marriage celebrants should not be forced to perform same-sex weddings
  • 73% say churches should not be forced to allow same-sex weddings in their buildings
  • 55% say faith-based schools should not have to teach that same-sex marriage is equal to traditional marriage
  • 53% say teachers in state schools should not have to each that same-sex marriage is equal to traditional marriage
  • 52% say a family with a mum and dad should have priority for adoptions
  • 73% say Councils should be able to restrict the locations of brothels
  • 87% say Councils should be able to restrict the number of pokie machines in areas thought to be particularly harmful
  • 72% says public billboards should be g-rated

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Moral Issues

A Herald on Sunday Key Research poll found:

  • 54% favour marriage equality, 38% against
  • 60% support euthanasia, 18% are against, 16% say depends on situation

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Same Sex Marriage

A Herald Digipoll found:

  • 59% support a change to allow same sex couples to marry
  • 38% say it should remain between a man and a woman
  • 69% of under 50s support same sex marriage
  • 59% of 0 to 64 year olds support same sex marriage
  • 37% of over 65s support same sex marriage

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Waikato views on same sex marriage

The Waikato Times reports:

This comes in the wake of a Waikato Times Versus Research poll this week of 600 people in the region, which found 46 per cent in support of gay marriage and 39 per cent opposed.

Women were more likely to support marriage equality, with 52 per cent in favour, compared with 35 per cent of men.

There was also a generational divide, with 50 per cent of over 55s against gay marriage and 62 per cent of people aged 18 to 39 for it.Wai

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Gay Adoption poll

The Herald reports:

A Herald-DigiPoll showed that 61.2 per cent of the public felt adoption law should be changed to allow all couples, including same-sex couples, to adopt while 35.1 per cent felt adoption should be kept to heterosexual couples. The survey also showed more than half of New Zealanders approved of gay marriage, while 40.5 per cent opposed it.

The poll had a sample size of 750 people, interviewed between June 18 and June 28, and had a margin of error of 3.6 per cent.

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