Poll – most people against Capital Gains Tax

A Business New Zealand/Reid Research poll has found that most people are opposed to a Capital Gains Tax. Labour has found in the past that a CGT was unpopular with the electorate.

CGT should be a priority for the Government?

  • No – 65%
  • Yes – 22.8%

Has CGT harmed the Government?

  • No – 33.1%
  • Yes – 47.8%
  • Don’t know – 19.2%

I don’t know if the CGT proposals have damaged the Government. I don’t know how anyone else can say with any certainty that it has or hasn’t.

Do you think there should be a capital gains tax on things like businesses and farms?

  • No – 54.3%
  • Yes – 31.6%
  • Don’t know – 14%

Do you think there should be a CGT on earnings on KiwiSaver?

  • No – 90%
  • Yes – 4.4%
  • Don’t know – 5.6%

The Reid-Research poll was conducted between March 15-23. It had a sample size of 1000 voters, with a margin of error of 3.1 percent. 

Source – Newshub

No reported and presumably not asked – do you understand what a Capital Gains Tax is?

Also not asked – will NZ First allow Labour to implement a CGT?

Also today, a pro-CGT protest at Parliament was very poorly supported – Few people at campaign launch in favour of capital gains tax

About 10 people were present for the launch of the campaign by Tax Justice Aotearoa NZ at Parliament this morning.



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  1. Blazer

     /  8th April 2019

    and Helen rolled her ..eyes.

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  8th April 2019

    I think that everyone knows what CGT is by now, so even if, perchance, it wasn’t spelt out, they would know what they were being asked.

  3. David

     /  8th April 2019

    Lets see if Ardern has a foot stomping princess moment and keeps faith with her time as the president of international socialist youth.
    I hope she does.

  4. duperez

     /  8th April 2019

    The questions were broad brush. Predicated on all recommendations of the Working Party being implemented? To the maximum or least level? And respondents knew and understood the different ramifications of the various elements of CGT? Or was the poll a lowest common denominator easily consumed exercise? Which then becomes The Gospel.

  5. Trevors_elbow

     /  9th April 2019

    “Also today, an anti-CGT protest at Parliament was very poorly supported”

    No Pete…. it was a pro CGT protest that was poorly supported….please correct you piece…

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