Monday, June 02, 2008

Tonight's TV1 poll: National 55, Labour 29

This is just getting silly. These aren't seats, they are percentages. If this poll translates to seats in the House and the Maori Party get all the Maori seats, even with the overhang, National can govern alone.

Although Greens and NZ First seem to be picking up votes from Labour, one wonders why 6% see Winston Peters as preferred PM but not many of them willing to vote NZ First, I don't know...

Labour has no friends. Well, maybe Jim Anderton, that's all. Not even the Greens are friends now. Still waiting for the Greens to come out and say they`ll either go with National or with the party with the highest number of seats after the election...




Blogger Steve Withers said...

You're right, it is silly. It's a Colmar-Brunton poll. They have been 6-8 points heavy for National for over a decade. Poll after poll. They appear to be unable to fix this long-term and well-documented polling bias.

The TV 3 poll is more in line with the polls that have a track record of being closer to the eventual results, like Roy Morgan. Still....that's a 15 point spread....but that's a lot beter than a 26 point spread.

June 1, 2008 at 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Greens have done it, they's said they will work with National. Proves, like labour, it's power at any cost.


June 4, 2008 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Steve Withers said...

Neo-girl: The Greens have said they can work constructively with any party on any policy goal that have n common. That makes good sense. There are many issues that ALL parties can agree on to some extent. Murder is bad. Theft is bad. Waste is bad. Pollution is bad. That's just a few....and they can go from there. The Greens aren't hungry for power or they would have given up a lot of what matters to them and been in coalitions long before now...

June 4, 2008 at 11:38 PM  

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