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Poll Boosts Labour But Gap Remains Large

Poll Boosts Labour But Gap Remains Large
Wellington, Dec 13 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff has finally managed to take a small chunk out of National's sky high political popularity, but there is still a large chasm between the two major parties.

Poll Puts Support For Dumping MMP At 49 Percent

Poll Puts Support For Dumping MMP At 49 Percent
Wellington, Nov 2 NZPA - Nearly half of voters want to ditch the MMP, according to a new poll. The Herald-Digi Poll survey found 49 percent would vote to ditch the proportional voting system; 35.8 percent wanted to retain it and 15.2 percent were undecided.

National Party More Popular Than On Election Night: Poll

National Party More Popular Than On Election Night: Poll
Auckland, Oct 31 NZPA - A year after the elections, the popularity of Prime Minister John Key and his National Government remains high.

Goff Says Labour Working To Improve Popularity After Latest Poll

Goff Says Labour Working To Improve Popularity After Latest Poll
Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says National is still enjoying a honeymoon with the public after a new poll showed it had double the support of his party.

National Still Soaring In Polls

National Still Soaring In Polls
Wellington, Oct 18 NZPA - National has double the support of Labour nearly a year after it won the election. TV3's poll of 1000 voters tonight put the National Government's support at an exceptionally high 59.9 percent compared to Labour's 27.2 percent.

Poll Shows National Support Bouncing Back To Record Highs

Poll Shows National Support Bouncing Back To Record Highs
Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - The latest opinion poll has shown National bouncing back to record its highest levels of support in years. The NZ Morgan poll showed support for National running at 57.5 percent.

Greens Would Be Out Of Parliament, Says Poll

Greens Would Be Out Of Parliament, Says Poll
Wellington, Sept 27 NZPA - The Green Party would be out of Parliament in the event of a snap election, according to the latest television poll figures released tonight.

National Sees Fall In Polls

National Sees Fall In Polls
Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - National has seen its biggest drop in popularity since the election, but is still polling over 50 percent. The latest New Zealand Morgan poll showed National fell five points to 51.5 percent, the New Zealand Herald reported.

Goff Shrugs Off National's Poll Lead

Goff Shrugs Off National's Poll Lead
Rotorua, Sept 12 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says he isn't worried by National's big lead in the opinion polls. National is ahead by up to 30 percentage points in some surveys and so far since the election Labour hasn't been able to make much of an impact with voters.

Latest Poll Shows National Still Riding High

Latest Poll Shows National Still Riding High
Wellington, Sept 6 NZPA - The latest opinion poll shows the Government is still more popular than it was on election night. The New Zealand Morgan poll released on Friday night puts National on 56.5 percent, up three points, and Labour down three points to 29.5 percent.

National And John Key Continue To Lead Polls

National And John Key Continue To Lead Polls
Wellington, Aug 2 NZPA - The National Government has continued to ride the wave of popularity that saw it elected. Prime Minister John Key led the popularity contest receiving 51 percent of the votes for preferred prime minister in a TV One News Colmar Brunton poll released tonight.

Poll Shows Public Split Over MMP And FPP

Poll Shows Public Split Over MMP And FPP
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Voters are split on what electoral system they prefer, a poll released today said. The poll commissioned by "Put MMP to the Vote", a campaign for an referendum on the electoral system is led by journalist Graeme Hunt and businessman Peter Shirtcliffe.

Strong Support For National Continues

Strong Support For National Continues
Wellington, July 11 NZPA - National continues to enjoy strong support, a poll shows. The Roy Morgan poll of 871 people, taken between June 22 and July 5, put National on 54 percent support. That was up 2 percentage points on the previous poll, taken in the first two weeks of June.

Latest Poll Shows National Support Holding Up

Latest Poll Shows National Support Holding Up
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - A string of negative stories has not dented the National Party's popularity according to the latest poll.

Poll Shows National Continuing To Enjoy High Support

Wellington, May 8 NZPA - The latest poll shows National continuing to enjoy high levels of political support. The Roy Morgan poll put National support at 55 percent (up 5 percentage points) and Labour on 30.5 percent (down 2 points).

Poll Shows National Still On Top

Poll Shows National Still On Top
Wellington, April 26 NZPA - National is still riding high on the popularity that saw it elected and Prime Minister John Key is miles ahead of opposition leader Phil Goff in the preferred prime minister stakes, a TV3 poll shows.

National Continues To Ride High In Polls

National Continues To Ride High In Polls
Wellington, April 5 NZPA - National is continuing to ride a post-election wave of support, according to the latest poll. The TV One News Colmar Brunton poll tonight put National on 57 percent support (up 1 point) compared to Labour on 31 percent support (up 3 points).

Poll Supports Rise In National's Support Since Election

Poll Supports Rise In National's Support Since Election
Wellington, Feb 22 NZPA - Another poll shows National's honeymoon with the public remains passionate, with support increasing since the election.

Poll Shows Slight Improvement In Financial Situation Confidence

Wellington, Feb 22 NZPA - New Zealanders are less gloomy about their financial situations than they were last year, a new poll suggests. Research New Zealand polled 502 adults between February 5 and 15 by telephone.

Poll Shows Big Rise In National's Support Since Election

Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - Support for the National Party has soared since it won the election, a poll released tonight shows. The TV3/Baseline Consultancy poll put National on 60 percent compared with 46 percent in the same poll just before the election.

Latest Poll Has Surge In Those Thinking NZ Heading Right Way

Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - The first poll since the election has seen most parties retaining their support base, but a large increase in the number of people who think New Zealand is heading in the right direction.

National And Its Partners Poised For Victory, Latest Polls Show

Wellington, Nov 7 NZPA - National and its partner parties ACT and United Future are poised to win the election, latest opinion polls show.

Clark Remembers The Poll Labour Will Never Forget

Clark Remembers The Poll Labour Will Never Forget
Wellington, Nov 6 NZPA - There's one poll Labour will never forget and party leader Helen Clark remembered it tonight. It was a Colmar Brunton poll broadcast by TV One on the Thursday night before the 2005 election.

Nats Lead But Only Just, Election Could Go Down To The Wire

NZPA political reporters Wellington, Nov 6 NZPA - National has just enough support to win the election but it would take only a small swing for Labour to hold on to power, latest polls show.

Voters Think Nats Best On Economy

Wellington, Nov 6 NZPA - Voters see National as best qualified to steer New Zealand through troubled economic times, a Herald-DigiPoll survey says.

Latest Polls Show Labour Holding Off Maori Party Challengers

Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - Opinion polls in two key Maori electorates show Labour MPs leading their Maori Party challengers. In Hauraki-Waikato Nanaia Mahuta was chosen by 56 percent of voters questioned against 43 percent for the Maori Party's Angeline Greensill.

Peters Tough Election Campaign Just Got Rougher

Wellington, Nov 2 NZPA - A rough election campaign for New Zealand First leader Winston Peters just got a little bit tougher for him with one poll predicting he will be trounced in Tauranga on election day.

Close Contests In Three Maori Seats

Close Contests In Three Maori Seats
Wellington, Nov 2 NZPA - Labour's Parekura Horomia holds a slender lead over the Maori Party's Derek Fox in Ikaroa-Rawhiti, a poll released today shows.

Labour MP Ahead In Te Tai Tonga

Labour MP Mahara Okeroa is holding a 10-point lead over his Maori Party rival in the Te Tai Tonga electorate, an poll released last night shows.

Voters Say Leading Party Should Lead Govt - Poll

A overwhelming majority of voters think the major party that wins the most votes should head the incoming government, an opinion poll shows.

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