Most capable of running the Government?

In the first Herald-ZB Kantar TNS online survey: Poll puts Bill English out in front but it’s ‘early days’

National campaign manager and Finance Minister Steven Joyce…

…said it was still early days. “We’ve got a reasonable starting position but we know you’ve got to keep working hard to earn the right and the confidence of New Zealanders. I know that’s where Bill’s head will be at.”

Andrew Little told ZB that…

…the survey result should not please the Government, especially the ones on right direction, with 59 per cent believing the country was not going in the right direction or did not know and only 41 per cent thinking it was.

“I don’t think the Government can take any comfort at all from those sorts of numbers.”

Neither can Little.

The survey was conducted between July 5-11 and the sample size was 1000. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 per cent.

• It is an online survey by ConsumerLink which runs on the Fly Buys panel of 120,000 active members, one of the largest in New Zealand.

• Sampling is nationally representative and is then post-weighted by age, gender and region to match the population.

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  1. sorethumb

     /  19th July 2017

    Go from A to B and you see chaps from China driving Chinese buses full of Chinese going to Chinese restaurants.
    File that under diversity dividend

    • Conspiratoor

       /  20th July 2017

      …or to chinese resorts on recently purchased pristine coastline, now reserved exclusively for chinese tourists. We are the boiled frog in a chinese fry up

      • sorethumb

         /  20th July 2017

        The whole racism obsession is about quelling nationalist sentiments. Meanwhile National MP’s get all weepy and patriotic at ANZAC Day.

  2. Corky

     /  19th July 2017

    PM, Billy English, rock solid, as he deserves to be. However, I don’t see the point of these polls. They are a side issue. The fact is, on election day, how you vote, not what you think, is the critical factor for yourself, the pollies and the country.

    • Gezza

       /  20th July 2017

      Garn. Haul yer arse down to a polling booth on the day, Corks. Vote for Billy. He’ll see ya right!

  3. sorethumb

     /  19th July 2017

    The burning question is:
    Should Dipton get a Chinese Garden? Ans = Yes (what are ya -racist?)

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