Poll: National-Labour gap closing
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 6:07p.m.
The latest 3 News-Reid Research political poll shows the gap between National Party and Labour Party closing. But it appears the Kim Dotcom saga, while it is hurting Prime Minister John Key, is not fatal.
While Labour has picked up some support, its leader, David Shearer, remains in the doldrums as preferred Prime Minister.
Mr Key will be buoyed by tonight's results. National appears to have escaped unscathed from his brain-fade over Dotcom. At 62 seats, National quite remarkably could govern alone.
The Dotcom issue will, however, continue to dog the Prime Minister. He must on Tuesday correct the record in Parliament after misleading it about what he knew about Dotcom. It's effectively an apology and will be hugely embarrassing.
For Mr Shearer, he is still under plenty of pressure. His caucus isn't convinced about his leadership. His poll rating personally is going nowhere, and he's not out the woods by any stretch.
Watch the video for the full poll results from Political Editor Duncan Garner.
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21/10/2012 3:18:21 p.m.
I now take these polls with a grain of salt at best as it only indicates feedback from a small minority of people polled in our country rather than representing an actual majority/overall view. I would encourage people to keep themselves informed on all parties especially those that Govern & most important, excercise your power to make your 1 vote count at the next election regardless of the influence of media polls &/or anyone else's opinion. POWER TO THE REAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE!
19/10/2012 5:18:33 p.m.
There is 'no' alternative to National at the moment in NZ THEO.
In the USA on the other hand, they 'do' have an excellent alternative, and lets hope they take it, for the USA, and the rest of the worlds sake also !
19/10/2012 12:45:25 p.m.
same old national party I bet they be gone next time we vote.what a lot of Idiots, i watched Parliament on TV yesterday half of the NAT PMs were asleep?
16/10/2012 2:05:46 p.m.
john key time for you to go,shouldnt of been there in first place,let someone else fix up the mess new zealand is in.as ive also noticed the stress in john keys face of late,guess thats what happens when everything he says and does turns to custard
16/10/2012 11:11:16 a.m.
One can target which suburb to poll to get the result one wants. Duncan Garner's bias toward National is legendary.
15/10/2012 7:24:51 p.m.
Time for the Parliament to sack John Key and John Banks before further damages occurs or prison term would apply for his criminal act on more then one issue and if the National members cared for John Key then release or resign the man from his post and his frustrations.
Its an unhealthy situation for the people of this country to see this man Key to carry-on with his mishaps or how long the members of the Parliament expect the people of New Zealand to suffer over a one man band.
15/10/2012 4:56:41 p.m.
National ar e incompetent, inept and totally out of control and none of the current ministers in the National Party are providing proper or decent oversight for their portfolios.
15/10/2012 4:33:08 p.m.
FAIR NZER wrote:
Yes, Labour should elect Jacinda Ardern, who can possibly handle John KEY. Note any Labour Leader able to lead Labour Party to win, should do it ASAP to gather Labour momemtum....
15/10/2012 3:55:32 p.m.
these polls are to make labour voters lose heart and become demoroloised and stay home just like last time . they want you to think there is no hope of defeating the government so why bother voting at all .its an old conservative trick .
15/10/2012 3:20:33 p.m.
mary evans wrote:
i cant stand the national party any more . but in Duncan garners defense he is not biased at all . if you want biased watch tv1 or fox noise . i do think tv 3 is over sampling the national vote consistently by about 4 % , but that is something for them to look at .i think labours vote is about 2% higher than your poll shows tv 3 .
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