One News Colmar poll

“Which political party would you vote for?”
  • National  46% (-3)
  • Labour 33% (no change)
  • Greens 14% (+5)
  • NZ First 3.3% (-0.3)
  • Maori 1.6% (+0.3)
  • Act 0.7% (+0.4%)
  • Conservative 0.6% (-1.1)
  • Mana 0.2% (-1.0)
  • United Future 0.2% (-0.5)
  • Undecided 10%

National appear to have taken a bit of a hit, the Henry inquiry debacle won’t have helped them.

Labour holding steady on 33 is being hailed as success, which is both good and sad.

Greens are picking up, Russel Norman has been strong holding National to account without petty politicking.

Preferred Prime Minister

“Now thinking about all current MPs of any party, which one would you personally prefer to be Prime Minister?”
  • John Key 41% (-1)
  • David Shearer 13% (+1)
  • Winston Peters 4%
  • Russel Norman 3% (+1)
  • Helen Clark 2%
    David Cunliffe 2%
    Jacinda Ardern 1%
    Metiria Turei 0.9%
    Grant Robertson 0.6%
    Hone Harawira 0.4%
    Steven Joyce 0.3%
    Shane Jones 0.2%
    Tariana Turia 0.2%
    Judith Collins 0.2%
    John Banks 0.2%
    Bill English 0.1%
    Annette King 0.1%
    David Parker 0.1%
    Other 2%
    Don’t know 24%
    None 4%
    Refused 1%

Details here (PDF).

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  1. Darryl

     /  4th August 2013

    Not any real change, that would turn my head.

  2. Bryan

     /  4th August 2013

    Contrast the Roy Morgan Poll released on Aug 02 = N51%, L29%, G10%, F4%, rest similar, but 3News Reid Research July 21 = N49.5%, L31%, G12%, F3.9% average of RMR & 1CB

  3. Green Party are doing really well. I remember when they were struggling to reach the 5%. I don’t think their success is due to their leaders or their relatively recent ‘corporate’, ‘professional politicians’, ‘appeal to middle NZ’ look. More the extreme importance of the principles and values of sustainability are finally filtering through to mainstream consciousness, especially among younger generations who have the most to lose.(Everything.).
    The party gains in credibility by attracting sensible, long-term activists like Eugenie Sage, as a vehicle for what they were doing anyway. And these GP principles have always been distinct from those of other political parties because they don’t appeal to a limited social faction (see note)* but to all New Zealanders and, indeed, all human beings. (And re foreign policy, politically that might be going a bit far. So might equally rating all sentient beings.)

    The question now is whether Labour can re-invent itself sufficiently and also find suitably credible leadership to become a worthy coalition partner. (Do we have to wait for David Clark to be kicked smartly upstairs?)

    *Note: The factional exception is that the Green Party needs to take ‘recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi’ out of its constitution where this complicated issue is untouchable to debate and interpretation. The present arrangement arguably results in policies giving a disproportionate allocation of public resources to people claiming Maori descent – which is not IMO in accord with social justice. But, of course, as long as this issue is in the GP constitution, you can’t debate it. Because you have to agree with the constitution to be a member of the party.


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