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  • Brown-Palino gap 15.8%: Horizon's call 14%

    Brown-Palino gap 15.8%: Horizon's call 14%

    Horizon's mid voting poll for all voters found a 14% gap likely between candidates Len Brown and John Palino. The official provisional final result was a 15.8% gap. Our earlier story regarding these results, looking a tdifferent scenarios, was: A mid-election poll shows only a 4% gap between...

  • Palino closes on Brown among definite voters in Auckland Mayoralty race

    Palino closes on Brown among definite voters in Auckland Mayoralty race

    In a mostly two-way race for Auckland’s Mayoralty, there is a 12% gap between the main candidates, incumbent Len Brown and candidate John Palino. Mr Brown has a comfortable lead on Mr Palino when Auckland voters are presented with a list of 10 names and the option to choose someone else or...

  • Government suffers poor performance ratings on Auckland issues

    Government suffers poor performance ratings on Auckland issues

    Nearly 47 out of 100 Aucklanders rated the Government’s performance on the Central Rail Link project as poor in the fortnight before it announced it would support a 2020 start date for the project. 46.9% rated performance on the issue has poor to very poor and 19.9% said it was good to very...

  • What happened to Govt supporters in Auckland poll?

    What happened to Govt supporters in Auckland poll?

    HorizonPoll panel member, John, of Auckland writes after seeing poll results on how Aucklanders rate the Government’s performance on a range of issues: “Fascinating results for the poll into Government performance. It’s a given that any Government is going to be marked down by the...

  • 56% support Govt move to refocus councils

    56% support Govt move to refocus councils

    80% think their councils have lost focus and 56% support Government moves to redefine their role. These are among the main findings of a Horizon Research survey of 956 adults nationwide in August, 2012. Commissioned by the New Zealand Centre for Infrastructure Development and weighted to represent...

  • Councils 'frustrating'

    Councils 'frustrating'

    There is quite a strong degree of frustration that councils are not doing what residents want, according to comment on a HorizonPoll on local government. The New Zealand Centre for Infrastructure Development (NZCID), which commissioned the nationwide survey of 956 New Zealanders to test public...

  • Public deeply split on carbon pricing

    Public deeply split on carbon pricing

    Changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme have gone into Parliament as a new poll shows that New Zealanders are evenly split over whether we should even have a price on carbon. Carbon News reports that Climate Change Minister Tim Groser introduced his Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and...

  • Commentary: Predictions for the 2011 general election

    Commentary: Predictions for the 2011 general election

    Here are Horizon's predictions for the 2011 General Election. We've waited until the last minute to post them, so as to take into account the latest polls by Horizon, Reid Research, Colmar Brunton, DigiPoll and other polling companies. Polling the electorate during an intense election campaign is...

  • Public: don't release tea tape

    Public: don't release tea tape

    The country is highly polarised over the unauthorised recording of a meeting between the Prime Minister, John Key, and the Act party’s Epsom candidate, John Banks. 53% say that neither Mr Key nor Mr Banks, as parties to the conversation, should authorise the public release of the recording....

  • Election cliff hanger – new Conservatives could play vital role

    Election cliff hanger – new Conservatives could play vital role

    Act support is sliding and the new Conservative party’s support rising in the latest RadioLIVE-HorizonPoll. When the results for both decided voters and undecided voters with a preference are considered, the current National-led coalition would have 61 seats in a 122 seat Parliament. A...

  • Rugby world Cup: 65% say "do it again"

    Rugby world Cup: 65% say "do it again"

    83% back the All Blacks, 57% will be in front of telly, up to 112,000 downtown - and 65% say do it again The All Blacks go onto Eden Park tonight with 83% of New Zealanders thinking they will win. Fine weather in Auckland could see between 80,000 and 112,000 fans descend on three downtown Auckland...

  • Don’t know voters and minor parties will determine who governs

    Don’t know voters and minor parties will determine who governs

    New Zealand is currently heading for a close election result. Which main party will have an opportunity to form the next Government may depend on the New Zealand First and the Mana parties, and who 6.9% of undecided voters support. An October 19-21 RadioLIVE-Horizon poll of 2,200 registered...

  • New Zealanders judge Rena wreck management as poor

    New Zealanders judge Rena wreck management as poor

    65% of New Zealanders feel more could have been done earlier to avoid the loss of fuel from the wreck of the container ship Rena and resulting pollution. New Zealanders are also giving the Government, Prime Minister, the Transport Minister and Tauranga-Bay of Plenty National MPs poor performance...

  • Sunday Star Times on deals in high places

    Sunday Star Times on deals in high places

    Deals being done in high-profile seats such as Ohariu and Epsom will be critical to the next government, the Sunday Star Times reports. Ohariu, in Wellington, is held by United Future's Peter Dunne, while Epsom, in Auckland, is being vacated by Act's Rodney Hide and will be contested by former...

  • HorizonPoll shows National’s vote up on 2008

    HorizonPoll shows National’s vote up on 2008

    The HorizonPoll which shows New Zealand First may determine which of the main parties governs after the next election also shows National’s vote is higher than at the 2008 election. HorizonPoll says people interpreting the poll should bear in mind it expresses results as a percentage of the...

  • Final exit poll indicates Brown will be super city Mayor

    Final exit poll indicates Brown will be super city Mayor

    A final HorizonPoll survey indicates Len Brown will comfortably win the Auckland super city Mayoralty. Mr Brown has 53.7% support among those who have cast votes. John Banks has 23.8%, Colin Craig 10.4%, others 6.4% and 4.6% will not say who they have voted for. The sample size is 432. Respondents...

  • Banks failing to carry National vote, Auckland and business

    Banks failing to carry National vote, Auckland and business

    The latest HorizonPoll tracking survey finds Len Brown continuing to gain over John Banks in the Auckland super city Mayoralty race. Among those who have already voted, Brown’s lead over Banks has increased from 27% to a 32%, and he leads Banks by 40% to 18% among those who have yet to vote...

  • Parker 19% ahead of Anderton in Christchurch Mayoral race

    Parker 19% ahead of Anderton in Christchurch Mayoral race

    Bob Parker has a 19% lead over Jim Anderton as preferred Mayor of Christchurch, according to HorizonPoll. Parker attracts 46% of voters, Anderton 27% in the special poll of 321 Christchurch City residents between September 23 and 26. Weighted, the survey has a maximum margin of error of +/- 5.5%....

  • Most Cantabrians: We'll be back to normal within a year

    Most Cantabrians: We'll be back to normal within a year

    Cantabrians are optimistic about an early return to normality after this month's massive earthquake, an online poll shows. Chrstchurch's The Press newspaper reports this morning that an HorizonPoll survey of 358 people has found 65 per cent believe their lives will return to normal within a year of...

  • Exit poll puts Brown well ahead of Banks

    Exit poll puts Brown well ahead of Banks

    Auckland Mayoral candidate Len Brown has a strong lead over rival John Banks in the first HorizonPoll survey of those who have so far voted in the first super city elections. The weighted survey of 570 city voters, conducted on Thursday and Friday (September 23-24), shows 49% of those who’ve...

  • Majority of super city voters don’t know mailing deadline

    Majority of super city voters don’t know mailing deadline

    HorizonPoll reveals majority of people yet to vote in Auckland’s first super city elections don’t know when to return ballot papers. Fifty one per cent don’t know voting closes at noon, Saturday October 9, 2010. More than 56% don’t know voting papers need to be posted by 5pm...

  • What you're saying about the super city Mayoral candidates!

    What you're saying about the super city Mayoral candidates!

    Here are HorizonPoll voters' comments on leading Auckland super city Mayoral candidates John Banks and Len Brown, after voting 29% to 17% for Brown over Banks. Some 37% were undecided, according to the August 24- September 16 weighted survey covering 1025 respondents. It also shows Banks is making...

  • Brown beating Banks in race for Aucklanders' hearts

    Brown beating Banks in race for Aucklanders' hearts

    Aucklanders are more likely to have positive feelings about Mayoral candidate Len Brown than his main rival John Banks, according to the first research probing super city voters’ feelings. Brown leads Banks by 12% among decided voters in the latest HorizonPoll survey of 1025 super city...

  • Brown stretches lead over Banks - but 37% still undecided

    Brown stretches lead over Banks - but 37% still undecided

    Len Brown is now polling 13% ahead of John Banks in the Auckland super city mayoralty contest. With 980 super city voters (August 23-September 3, 2010) having now completed the survey, Brown has 30% of decided voters, Banks 17%. 37% of voters, however, remain undecided and 8% say they won’t...

  • Brown opens 9% lead over Banks among decided voters

    Brown opens 9% lead over Banks among decided voters

    Len Brown is polling 9% ahead of John Banks in the race for the Auckland super city mayoralty. An HorizonPoll survey of 500 super city voters (August 23-26, 2010) shows Brown has 28% of decided voters, Banks 19%. Some 36% of voters are undecided, 9% say they won’t vote for any of the 23...