Surge in New Zealand confidence rating

Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating: 146.5 pts (up 15.5 pts)

This is the highest confidence rating since January 2010, which was in the first term of the John Key led National government.

 “Generally speaking, do you feel that things in New Zealand are heading in the right direction or would you say things are seriously heading in the wrong direction?”

  • Right direction 66.5% (up from 58.5%)
  • Wrong direction 20% (down from 27.5%)
  • Can’t say 13.5% (little change from 14%)

That’s a positive shift.

National supporters may generally still have confidence while Labour/Green/NZ First supporters will have gained confidence.


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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  November 23, 2017

    I think your last sentence is an accurate assessment. Of course what the poll omits is that business confidence is down and public sentjment has yet to understand why or its significance.

  2. Conspiratoor

     /  November 23, 2017

    I’m not sure I’d call it a surge. Early days but it’s interesting to note support for national is down 4% on election night while coalition support is holding

    • PDB

       /  November 23, 2017

      With all the back-tracking this govt is doing they are essentially National-lite and at the moment are not scaring too many people away – only helped by the strong state of the economy handed over to them.

      • robertguyton

         /  November 23, 2017

        The new Green-supported Government is inspirational and popular.
        Suck it up, laddies.

  3. Zedd

     /  November 23, 2017

    maybe a ‘bit of fresh air’ (Lab/NZF/Grns) has done wonders.. for all the stale taste left by Natz ? 2/3 support.. YAHOO !!

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