Opposition overtakes Govt in latest poll
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 8:06a.m.
A new poll has support for the ruling National Party at its lowest level since it came to power in 2008.
The Roy Morgan poll has National on 43.5 percent, compared to Labour's 33 percent and the Greens' 11.5 percent. New Zealand First polled at 5 percent, meaning if an election was held today, a Labour / Greens / NZ First coalition would be able to form a new Government.
Confidence in the Government has also fallen, with only 47.5 percent saying New Zealand was heading in the right direction – down 3.5 percent – also a new low for Prime Minister John Key's Government.
“Today’s New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll should provide a ‘wake-up’ call for Prime Minister John Key," says Gary Morgan.
The Mana Party polled 1.5 percent, the Conservative Party 2 percent, and ACT 0.5 percent. United Future did not rate a mention.
The poll has a margin of error of 3.37 percent.
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9/11/2012 11:04:21 p.m.
I never thought I`d say it but Right now I`m leaning towards Winston Peters. NZ First.
I have to admit that everything Winston has campaign for has been right on the mark. Selling assets, high dollar, out dated reserve bank act, high interest rates, tax evasion/avoidance and out dated resource management act are all major issues that Winston has campaigned to fix. These are fundamental truths that need correction in order to create jobs and higher incomes.
Back in the 90`s he campaigned for a NZ national super scheme similar to Australia. Bolger & Shipley Govts poo hoofed him until the penny finally dropped 10 years after, when Cullen saw the light. Kiwi saver is working very nicely now. Winston has campaigned hard on the tax evasion loop holes i.e. (wine box saga) with some success, but unfortunately this was to the detriment of his political career from those with arrogant egos with self agendas who just wouldn’t listen. I might add Peter Dun arss still believes that legal tax avoidance is not tax evasion. The two are the same thing if you ask me, it just depends who you are which determines whether you get away with it or not.
For decades Winston has campaigned for a better deal for NZ Exporters and New Zealanders. How long will it take before the penny drops on this one. He’s on the money concerning Exporters and has been for decades. This country is going down the drain hole faster than 10,000 psi vacuum. We need a radical shift in policy before midnight. I think its about time we start giving Winston Peters the credit he deserves.
2/10/2012 7:14:16 p.m.
Labour is even worse than National.Take their coverup of the Sanlu where they were told that action was needed or it would cost lives. The chose inaction and to let people die as they were only Chinese.Take the Labour coverup of their directing ACC/Kiwisaver to invest in crooks like Maddoff. Only almost $29 billion lost. But Labour members received their 30 pieces of silver for selling out NZ, to the tune of over $100 mil in finders fees for their individual efforts, so they are very quiet about it and have never fronted over it.Then there was the Labour abuse of diplomatic immunity. Why did NZ fly a RNZAF plane to the US to pick up someone who had played their diplomatic immunity? So the US refused them use of commercial airlines for their crime? Given the alledge crime I think the US were lenient. But why does Labour protect criminals and abuses of diplomatic immunity over honesty and integrity? They haven't coe clean over that RNZAF flight, or the reason why, who was picked up, and how close to Labour that person was.Saying that Labour is better is like saying you dont like your bank, and then suggesting to give your money to the local gang would be better. Labour has a terrible track record for dishonesty and coverups. Even MP's spending, like watching porn on the taxpayer was acceptable under Labour, while not under National.
28/09/2012 11:54:58 p.m.
I dont care who gets in after National, I just hope they represent the majority of the people.
Which of course wont be rich dishonest incompetent businessmen who doesnt hold himself up to the standards he promised too.
I do not believe John Key can be trusted, anyone with nothing to hide would have no issue with an independent inquiry.
So that we can have questions like, were there other agencies involved in the Dotcom affair, did they also brief you, when did they brief you, did English have contact with you in the states.
The only reason that someone would be against us finding out these answers is guilt.
Lets not even go near the John Banks affair and the comparison to Winston Peters and Owen Glenn.
History will confirm that John Key is the most corrupt Prime Minister this country has ever had.
If Peter Dunne has any integrity he will tell John Key to do the Inquiry or walk away from the coalition and force a general election.
Dunne could become the hero here if he choses to uphold good christian principals and fight for honesty.
New Zealand has never had a corruption scandal of this size before, one that can affect trade relations with countries like China and Russia if they believe that the american actually control Key.
28/09/2012 10:46:12 p.m.
i'd be Very surprised if 3news were pro labour, given who owns them (at least, last i checked). pro national's more likely, if they're bias at all (and their polls are certainly suspect enough)
remember, these polls are pretty much never representative due to sampling issues. the opinions of a random 1000 people do Not give accurate results when extrapolated out to 4,000,000+ people, particularly not when said sample is mostly from a specific area.
the last election's results were as much the fault of those who didn't bother as the dimwits who actually thought voting for national was a good idea.we have so many other options! (and if all the national/labour party supporters who can't get past the tribal mentality that the old FPP system used to promote would actually consider who represented their interests more than 'not letting the other guy in' both parties would probably collapse to 'minor' status pretty quickly.)
28/09/2012 8:07:28 p.m.
@Alan: You are quite wrong. There are quite a few rabid, prejudiced and intolerant pro-Key National Party supporters who voice their opinions on here. They are entitled to their delusions, just as long as they don't try and impose their fascist ideologies on the rest of us.
28/09/2012 6:39:29 p.m.
to the editing dept ( all obviously paid up labour party supporters ) -- I thought this was a medium for all views to be expressed but I have found ( together with 2 other people that I know ) that unless your comments are anti government the odds of them being printed are very low. Therefore I will leave all those ranting about Mr Key to wallow in their own sense of importance when in fact the majority ( just check the election results ) know that the pathetic opposition will remain so for a long time.
28/09/2012 5:03:27 p.m.
Alison - by the sound of your left leaning jargon the only way you could be better looking than me is if you used "photo shop" - you know, the one your idol Helen Clark used that gave us all a good laugh!
History will prove that John Key is one of NZ's better PM's and certainly streets ahead of anything any of the opposition are currently offering and this is confirmed by ALL the polls.
28/09/2012 4:39:00 p.m.
Wow. Finally people are starting to see the light. Self-serving National don't look after the average person interests.
28/09/2012 2:57:05 p.m.
Yep National and their P.R department have slipped up and slipped down but it always amazes me that the public participate in these polls when opposition parties don't come up with alternative ideas or even fix-it plans. The opposition parties just keep pointing out the wrong, what's wrong but don't give explanations of how they would fix-it or an alternative plan. A skilled politician and their party would if they had it together, be able to really take advantage of the current situation, come across as a thinking party with actual ideas, not ideals and certainly not just another finger pointing party.
28/09/2012 2:16:36 p.m.
A man who preach's transparency, a man who promises to hold his ministers to the highest ethical standards, and then a man who turns a blind eye to the continued illegal actions of his security offices has no right to be Prime Minister.
How are our trading partners supposed to trust us if we appear to be run by the americans?.
Two of our biggest trading partners in China and Russia already have acrimonious relationships with the united states.
And Key has an obligation to live up to his promises.
If National are losing ground it is simply because it is becoming more and more obvious to people that John Key is dishonest.
We want transparency, we want high ethical standards... saying that you will give us these things and then failing to deliver leads us to believe you can not be trusted.
Simple as that, John Key has done the unforgiveable.
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