National, Labour down in 3 News poll

Both Labour and National are down over 2% in the latest 3 News/Reid Research poll. NZ First and the Conservative have the biggest rises.

  • National 45% (-2.5)
  • Labour 26.4% (-2.6)
  • Greens 13.5% (+0.5)
  • NZ First 6.3% (+1.7)
  • Conservative Party 4.6% (+2.1)
  • Internet-Mana 2.1% (+0.1)
  • Maori Party 0.7% (-0.1)
  • UnitedFuture 0.4% (+0.2)
  • ACT Party 0.3% (no change)

This may reflect public annoyance at dirty politics – both the large parties tend to be blamed together.

Colin Craig claims a letter box drop of a campaign pamphlet is behind his party’s rise but that will be only part of the reason.

3 News: Latest political poll big blow for John Key

Details as per Curia:

Polling Company: Reid Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,000 respondents (3.1% maximum margin of error)

Undecideds:

Polling Company: Reid Research

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,000 respondents (3.1% maximum margin of error)

Undecideds:

Dates: 20 to 25 August 2014 approx

Client: 3 News

The new results aren’t on the table here yet but sit should be updated: http://www.reidresearch.co.nz/TV3+POLL+RESULTS.html

5 Comments

  1. kiwi_guy

     /  27th August 2014

    The Labour hit was a surprise, I thought the lion’s share of the Dirty Politics fallout middle NZ swing voters would have stampeded over to them. Greens picked up hardly any. The swing nearly all went to 2 conservative outliers.

    So is that the limit for the Left? Maybe Winnie gets to be king maker again. I think he wants to go with National.

    • Yeah it’s interesting. Need to see what happens in the next poll or two presuming ‘dirty politics’ sentiment will fade.

      • kiwi_guy

         /  27th August 2014

        I’m going to put my chips on it not fading. Like Hager’s Seeds of Distrust hobbled Helen at the election, I believe Dirty Politics will send a enough % of swing voters away from National permanently, so Smiley Wavy crawls over the finish line first and Winnie being king maker.

        Must remember to buy microwave popcorn for the big night!

  2. IGM

     /  28th August 2014

    Hope oldies realise that a Labour/Green alliance will result in the reintroduction of over-70 drivers’ licence tests! This is a way of reducing the number of cars, is a Green initiative, which Labour go along with.

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