Labour most popular party among Maori
Sun, 02 Oct 2011 3:15p.m.
Labour leader Phil Goff will be clinging to the unexpected results of a new poll in which his party has picked up twice as much support as National.
But he is well behind John Key in the preferred prime minister stakes, according to the TVNZ Marae Investigates Digipoll, released today.
The TVNZ Marae Investigates Digipoll surveyed Maori listed on both the general and Maori electoral rolls.
Labour's on 38.4 percent support in the poll, followed by the Maori Party on 22.2 percent, while National's on just 16.4 percent.
That is in stark contrast to other media polls, which put National above 50 percent support, with Labour rating at 30 percent or less, and the Maori Party on around one percent support.
Asked their preference for prime minister, respondents to the TVNZ poll put John Key on 33.1 percent support, even though most (58.4 percent) said they are not satisfied by the government's performance.
Mr Key's followed by Maori Party co-leaders Pita Sharples (seven percent) and Tariana Turia (4.8 percent) as preferred prime minister, with Phil Goff picking up just 4.4 percent support.
And a dark cloud is hanging over Mr Goff's future as Labour Party leader, after months of rumours about a potential leadership coup.
Nearly half of respondents (46.7 percent) want Labour MP Shane Jones to take over the party's leadership, 31 percent didn't think that should happen, and the remaining 22.3 per cent weren't sure or refused to answer.
Most voters (77.4 percent) also believe traditional Maori support for Labour has fallen.
The TVNZ poll interviewed 1002 respondents between August 19 and September 20, and has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent.
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2/10/2011 9:08:33 p.m.
on the figures i have seen tonight duncan garner i would see we are looking at the results of media brainwashing , come on man ya three year i love key rotune not just you but almost all the mainstream media . you guys do what your pay masters tell you two . WHY NOT DUNCAN WIPE THEM OUT OF PARLIAMENT LETS NOT HAVE AN OPPOSITION PARTY MATE . THEY ARE TRYING ON PURPOSE TO SET THE NATS UP FOR A 3 TERM GOVERNMENT ,. WELL DONE MATE YOUR HAVE DONE THE JOB .labour needs a pam corcery moment . take the blue tinted glasses of and just look at reality . and i have a bone to pick with the media A CREDIT DOWNGRADE IS NEVER A GOOD THING A SO STOP PRINTING THE TORIE SPIN .
2/10/2011 7:44:22 p.m.
And the latest poll tonight shows that National has double the support that Labour has. Delicious! Love it!
2/10/2011 7:20:42 p.m.
<i>" No more misleading than the rubbish that comes out of the Herald ,Stuff, Jane Clifton at the Listener, as well as the 2 rabid Nact lovers here in TV3, Garner and Plunket.</i> Ditto David H.My local supermarket has the latest Women's Weekly displayed in tall racks separate from rest of magazines in a spot where every shopper has to pass by... Front page: Key and wife dressed in sexy, lacy black dress. That's the new politics endorsed by media and fawning business class. Forget the lies, the economic laziness, the promises broken... Just go for the sexy images. That's all that counts. Reach for the sick bag.
2/10/2011 6:27:38 p.m.
Well theodore, a week before the Auckland mayoral elections the digipoll, the Colmar Brunton poll, and the reid research polls were all predictiing that John Banks was running neck and neck with Len Brown.
The reality was Banks got around 30 percent of the vote and Brown got around 60 percent of the vote.
In times of recession telephone polls are inconsistent and full of flaws.
The right faced a major defeat when all the polls were predicting a likely win for them in Auckland.
Many working class families that I know of in Auckland and Wellington are scratching their heads going... we dont know anyone who is going to vote for National.... so where the hell are the polls getting their numbers from?.
If the general election turns out the same way, National face a crushing defeat in November.
I'm not saying thats going to be a reality however, but I am saying there is a strong possibility that National will struggle to gain a second term.
2/10/2011 6:24:00 p.m.
3news wtf wrote:
what are you talking about...you just reported on the news the complete opposite of this story...
sort your reporting out
2/10/2011 5:48:57 p.m.
Have we noticed how Mr Key, the sugar coating on the bitter National policies pill, is getting booed when he appears in public in front of a working-class audience? I think there will be some surprises come election day... Mr Key is not as popular as the mainstream media would have us believe. So it's a popularity contest, yes, but think... is having Mr Key for a PM worth the financial blows and broken promises disappointments and hardship for our families? On election day, I won't be voting for a face but for people-friendly policies. The National Party just don't have any answers except massive debt for all NZers. And that's no answer.
2/10/2011 5:45:06 p.m.
tvnz and the media fatcats are mainly torie supporters they love john key,why do you think they only slag off about the other parties? and make fake polls saying key is popular,Pansy voiced Key should join the shortland street cast and quit politics before the country is stuffed
2/10/2011 5:24:25 p.m.
... and 80% of commenters think that the sub-editor should have left in the bit about it being a survey of one particular demographic group, not the general voting population.
2/10/2011 5:10:03 p.m.
David H wrote:
"What a completely misleading article - please explicitly state Marae Digipoll results are not from the general population in future. You should go to jail."
No more misleading than the rubbish that comes out of the Herald ,Stuff, Jane Clifton at the Listener, as swell as the 2 rabid Nact lovers here in TV3, Garner and Plunket. This must have had them reaching for the sick bags.
2/10/2011 4:39:43 p.m.
What a completely misleading article - please explicitly state Marae Digipoll results are not from the general population in future. You should go to jail.
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