2017 election quiz

The ‘I Side With’ political quiz tailored for New Zealand: 2017 election quiz

My results:


This is based on policies only, and doesn’t take into account the perceived competence of MPs and candidates, competence of the party, size of the party, their record, and more.

I wouldn’t be disappointed if National got back in to government, so long as they were moderated by other parties – I’d be happy for most other parties to fill this role except NZ First. But if NZ First were relatively small (<10%) it wouldn’t be a big deal.

I wouldn’t be disappointed if Labour led the next government in some coalition arrangements, dependant on which parties were in coalition with them and what the relative balance of power was.

I’d be happy with The Opportunities Party holding the balance of power (but with changes over the last week think it’s unlikely they will get close to the 5% threshold.

I would be interested in a a National+Labour or a National+Green coalition but think they would be unlikely due to the attitude of the parties.

The link again: 2017 election quiz

UPDATE: I’ve been thinking about this and realise how I think it is particularly flawed. It measures things across a wide range of policies, but I think that many voting decisions made, or at least my voting decisions, are based mostly on a few key policies, most of which are mostly already in place, like tax and benefits and the balance of spending.

No matter what a party’s policies are how they will deal with what is already in place and how much the will change things is more important than a wide range of general policies.


  1. oldlaker

     /  August 6, 2017

    It seems the poll is a clever way to show that any respondent is keen on TOP. They ended up second on my list even though their imputed rent policy is, in my opinion, unfair and political suicide. It’s a while since I took it but I remember thinking policies need to be weighted better to be an accurate reflection of where allegiances lie.

    • Yes, just a few policy positions can be deal breakers. But TOP say they want to promote policies, not be kingmakers, as compared to all the bottom lines of NZ First. The attitude of the party to promoting or demanding particular policies is important.

      I want Green environmental policies to influence decision making, but i don’t want all their policies implemented as they are.

  2. Gezza

     /  August 6, 2017

    😳 😬
    Obviously this survey is a load of krap 😐

  3. Mefrostate

     /  August 6, 2017

    Bang on for me: