News | Politics
1 Nov 2014 3:54
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Politics

    National down, Conservatives up: new poll

    National is down significantly in the latest political poll, but still has enough support to govern with the help of United Future and the Maori Party.


    National's support has fallen in the latest political poll, but it's not losing voters to the opposition.

    National's support in the 3News poll was at 46.3 per cent, down 3.2 percentage points but still comfortably leading Labour, which was on 32.2 per cent.

    Labour's support was 1.2 percentage points higher than the previous poll, but it was tempered by a 1.6 percentage point fall for the other main party of the left, the Greens, who were on 10.4 per cent.

    The biggest riser in the poll was the Conservative Party, up 1.7 percentage points to 2.8 per cent, well below the 5.0 per cent threshold but high enough to bring in more than one MP if they were to take an electorate seat.

    Mana was up 1.1 percentage points to 1.3 per cent, enough for another MP if Hone Harawira retains his electorate seat.

    NZ First was up 0.3 to 4.2 per cent, below the threshold. The Maori Party was at 1.2 per cent, with ACT at 0.8 per cent and United Future barely registering at 0.1 per cent.

    The poll predicted National would be one seat short of governing alone and would need the help of United Future or the Maori Party, though it predicted ACT would lose Epsom and not return to Parliament.

    Prime Minister John Key was still ahead as preferred leader with 40.9 per cent support, down 1.1 percentage points but well clear of Labour's David Cunliffe on 10.8 per cent.

    The poll of 1000 people took place between November 3 and 7 and has a margin of error of 3.1 per cent.


    NZN




    © 2014 NZN, NZCity


     Other Politics News
     31 Oct: Key's priorities will test the government
     31 Oct: Commissioner criticises law changes
     30 Oct: Key won't say what he knows about Rawshark
     30 Oct: Dotcom's could be liable for deportation
     30 Oct: Key `should have come clean about Ede'
     29 Oct: NZ and Fiji to resume diplomatic relations
     29 Oct: Stark choices to improve Auckland gridlock
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Burgess in Bath after crashing with Crowe More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    China lifts ban on Fonterra whey powder More...



     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    Woman charged after Hamilton baby taken 21:56

    Entertainment:
    Jennifer Lawrence's split from Chris Martin reportedly "wasn't dramatic." 21:34

    Living & Travel:
    Pilot falls fatally ill as she lands plane 21:16

    Entertainment:
    Eddie Redmayne says he is just trying to pay his mortgage. 21:04

    Entertainment:
    Jane Lynch's ex-wife Dr. Lara Embry received millions in their divorce. 20:34

    Entertainment:
    A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman have reportedly ended their engagement. 20:04

    Entertainment:
    Kevin Spacey has led tributes to Elizabeth Norment. 19:34

    Entertainment:
    Olivia Wilde says her "family is everything." 19:04

    Business:
    China lifts ban on Fonterra whey powder 18:56

    Business:
    NZ stocks enjoy seventh day rising 18:36


     News Search






    Power Search


    Click for info on advertising with WebAds
    © 2014 New Zealand City Ltd