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  • When conscience counts

    When conscience counts

    The assisted dying debate is heating up and Horizon’s polling indicates Members of Parliament will be on solid ground with large majorities of their voters if they support a law change. In the current survey...

  • 75% support medical assistance to die

    75% support medical assistance to die

    Three-quarters of New Zealand voters support a law change to allow the terminally ill and people with irreversible unbearable suffering to be helped to end their lives peacefully. These are the findings of an Horizon poll conducted nationwide between ...

  • Winston's choice: 77% of his voters prefer Labour-led Government

    Winston's choice: 77% of his voters prefer Labour-led Government

    More would prefer Labour to lead than National if a colaition government is needed later this year. In 2014,...

  • Who do New Zealanders prefer to lead the country?

    Who do New Zealanders prefer to lead the country?

    The day after John Key’s announcement that he was resigning as Prime Minister, Horizon Research asked New Zealanders who they preferred the National Party to choose as the next Prime Minister of New Zealand.  They were also asked who they did no...

  • Goff 27% ahead of nearest Mayoral rival

    Goff 27% ahead of nearest Mayoral rival

    Surveying of eligible voters within Auckland City finds Phil Goff has 38% support, 27% ahead of his nearest rival Vic Crone on 11%. ...

  • Why run a Mayoral poll?

    Why run a Mayoral poll?

    Derek Handley says why his charitable foundation commissioned Auckland Mayoral election polling... At the last general election I was really keen to get young voters engaged and backed the concept of the ...

  • Surveillance: 75% want to know what the Government is doing

    Surveillance: 75% want to know what the Government is doing

    New Zealanders overwhelmingly want the companies providing them with technical services to protect their personal information from interception by governments.   75% also would like to know whether New Zealand Government agencies are gathering personal communications...

  • HorizonPoll accurately forecasts voting increase

    HorizonPoll accurately forecasts voting increase

    A Horizon Research poll conducted two weeks before the general election accurately forecast the increase in voter turnout. The August 28 - September 8 HorizonPoll found turnout could increase by about...

  • Dirty Politics voting impact

    Dirty Politics voting impact

    National may have suffered the loss of support over the dirty politics issue which was forecast in an August 18-25 HorizonPoll of 1,752 adults nationwide. The poll, conducted during in first 12 days of...

  • 59% support factory farming ban

    59% support factory farming ban

    A HorizonPoll survey finds adult New Zealanders agree, by large majorities, that factory farming should be banned. The survey of 1,799 respondents aged 18+, conducted between August 18 and 23, 2014,...

  • Poll finds Cunliffe more impressive in debates so far

    Poll finds Cunliffe more impressive in debates so far

    While the two main political parties’ leaders prepare for another election campaign debate tonight, a poll finds the Labour leader has impressed more than National’s leader in debates so far. ...

  • Large majorities of NZ First voters would prefer coalition deal with Labour

    Large majorities of NZ First voters would prefer coalition deal with Labour

    67% of those who voted for New Zealand First at the 2011 general election would prefer Labour to lead a coalition government if one is needed after September 20’s general election. ...

  • Significant fallout from Dirty Politics allegations

    Significant fallout from Dirty Politics allegations

    Large numbers of New Zealanders are aware of and talking about the issues raised as a result of the publication of Nicky Hager’s book, Dirty Politics, according to results of an August 18-25 HorizonPoll of 1,752 adults nationwide.   By large majorities they find dirty...

  • How users rank their media's failure to act impartially on content from bloggers

    How users rank their media's failure to act impartially on content from bloggers

    National Radio is the mainstream medium with most of its users believing it has failed to act impartially in relation to material provided by bloggers, according to a HorizonPoll on issues arising from the publication of the book “Dirty Politics”....

  • 59% of intending NZ First voters prefer a Labour-led coalition

    59% of intending NZ First voters prefer a Labour-led coalition

    Winston Peters faces the prospect of going against the wishes of nearly 59% of those who intend to vote for his party if he decides to support a National-led government after the September 20 general election. ...

  • Focus on younger votes

    Focus on younger votes

    Horizon polling on likely voter turnout is illustrating the urgency of some groups' efforts to have younger New Zealanders vote at the September 20 general election. ...

  • Close run result on preferences for change of coalition government

    Close run result on preferences for change of coalition government

    The close run nature of support for National and Labour led coalitions, if one is needed after the September 20 election, is confirmed in Horizon and Ipsos polls out today.   A Horizon poll of 1,925 adults nationwide between May 23 and June 16 (maximum margin of error +/-...

  • Majority think National will lead after election, but would prefer Labour

    Majority think National will lead after election, but would prefer Labour

    66.5% of New Zealand voters think National will lead a coalition government if one is needed after the September 20 general election.   However, 51.5% would prefer Labour to lead a coalition if...

  • Sugar poll: don't tax, reduce serving sizes

    Sugar poll: don't tax, reduce serving sizes

    More than 850,000 adult New Zealanders believe they or someone in their household have developed health problems as a result of consuming sugar.   However, they prefer reducing the amount of sugar in drinks and reducing the size of sugar-containing drinks to imposing a sugar...

  • 57% say completely cancel asset sales  after “No” vote

    57% say completely cancel asset sales after “No” vote

    A Horizon Research poll which correctly called the result of the asset sales referendum also found that 57% of New Zealanders wanted all future sales cancelled if the referendum result opposed sales.   The official preliminary referendum result is 67.2% against and 32.5% for...

  • 89% want cosmetic testing on animals banned

    89% want cosmetic testing on animals banned

    89% of adult New Zealanders do not support testing cosmetics on animals.   And 89.2% support banning the practice in this country.   A HorizonPoll of 2,826 adults nationwide in October finds solid support among the voters for all major parties for...

  • Referendum poll: 69.3% against partial state asset sales

    Referendum poll: 69.3% against partial state asset sales

    A poll using the question being asked in the November-December referendum finds 69.3% will vote against partial sale of state assets.   30.7% say yes when asked “do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power,...

  • 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 at different scenarios,...

  • SOE sales projected to raise more than $4.4 billion+

    SOE sales projected to raise more than $4.4 billion+

    New Zealand adults at this stage intend to definitely invest about $4.4 billion in state owned enterprise shares being offered for sale, or likely sale, by the Government.   Further sales could be made to a significant group of adults who say they are...

  • Employment forecast to rise for 2013

    Employment forecast to rise for 2013

    There will be a nett rise in jobs created during the next year, according to a new HorizonPoll survey.   23.8% of adults in work think the organisations employing them will increase staff in the next 12 months, 16.6% will decrease staff and 43.9% will keep number the same...

  • Coalition options on knife edge: National, Labour enjoy strong support rises

    Coalition options on knife edge: National, Labour enjoy strong support rises

    National and Labour have enjoyed significant increases in support among eligible voters.   There would be a knife edge choice between potential National and Labour led coalitions if an election were held now.   New Zealand First, with control of the...

  • 80.7% want independent investigation of complaints against police

    80.7% want independent investigation of complaints against police

    A Horizon Research survey over the weekend finds 80.7% of New Zealanders want all complaints about the police to be investigated independently.   The survey also finds:   76.3% think the Independent Police Conduct Authority should have the power...

  • National, Labour slip in party vote poll

    National, Labour slip in party vote poll

    National and Labour have both lost support among the 18+ population as a whole in the latest Horizon Research poll.   News of job losses and illegal intelligence gathering do not appear to have driven any statistically significant changes in voting overnight, with a...

  • 62.9% support end of life choice

    62.9% support end of life choice

    A HorizonPoll of 2,969 adult New Zealanders finds 62.9% support proposed end of life choice law changes.   A private member’s bill may come before the New Zealand Parliament in 2012 which would aim to give all New Zealand citizens or permanent...

  • Survey shows Maori unhappy with economy, iwi - point to policy priorities

    Survey shows Maori unhappy with economy, iwi - point to policy priorities

    Horizon Research has released its Maori Viewpoint 2012 report, tracking the views of Maori nationwide on issues ranging from their personal household financial position to their iwis' performance.   Maori are sending clear signals to their iwi and other policy makers on what...

  • 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...

  • Most Kiwis back a green revolution

    Most Kiwis back a green revolution

    New Zealanders are willing to put their hands in their pockets to encourage clean industries and technologies.   The survey, of 2829 New Zealanders aged 18-plus, taken between July 5 and 16, 2012, asked recipients about their attitude toward incentives to encourage...

  • 22% slump in climate change concern

    22% slump in climate change concern

    The number of New Zealanders who think climate change is an urgent and immediate problem has slumped, according to a new poll.   A HorizonPoll for Carbon News, finds that just over half of adult New Zealanders consider it urgent or a...

  • Kiwis believe new research saying they will live longer

    Kiwis believe new research saying they will live longer

    64% of New Zealanders believe new research which finds that they are living longer after age 65, a key factor driving the need to review the country’s retirement income systems.   In remarks prepared for delivery at a conference of leading economists at Palmerston...

  • Public back compulsory savings policy idea

    Public back compulsory savings policy idea

    New Zealanders are firmly in favour of making contributions to employees’ personal retirement savings accounts compulsory.   The Financial Services Council (FSC) has released results of a HorizonPoll, saying it has not taken a position on whether savings contributions...

  • National vote slips further 1.5%

    National vote slips further 1.5%

    6 June 2012     National’s party vote support among the total adult population has slipped a further 1.5% in the past month.   A HorizonPoll survey of 2,814 New Zealanders aged 18+, conducted between May 18 and June 6, 2012, finds...

  • National down 4.2%, Labour up 4.6%

    National down 4.2%, Labour up 4.6%

    National’s 18+ population support has fallen 4.21% compared with the last general election.   Labour’s has risen 4.63% but is still below the 25% it had when it lost the 2008 general election to National. ...

  • 71.5% say media people less credible when they accept non-media cash

    71.5% say media people less credible when they accept non-media cash

    71.5% of New Zealanders think media people who accept cash or other benefits from a non-media organisation are less credible when doing their news work.   66.6% of NewstalkZB listeners think this way.   The radio station’s...

  • Public back Shearer over Cunliffe for Labour leadership

    Public back Shearer over Cunliffe for Labour leadership

    David Shearer has twice as much public support to be Labour leader than David Cuncliffe.   35.4% of adult New Zealanders would prefer Shearer as Labour leader, 16.9% Cunliffe.   Shearer is also seen to better represent the sort of things respondents...

  • Election results close to forecasts

    Election results close to forecasts

    Horizon’s final pre-election poll indicated National’s probable share of definite voters would be 32.6% of the 18+population or 1.06 million votes.   ...

  • Election results confirm six-way race held for Maori party vote

    Election results confirm six-way race held for Maori party vote

    A specialist Horizon Research Maori Panel survey between November 15 and 21, 2011, found a six-way split could occur for the party votes of Maori nationwide at the November 26 general election.   The survey covered 779 Maori respondents who intended to cast a party vote....

  • 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...

  • Kiwis back action to secure $1 trillion in new trade

    Kiwis back action to secure $1 trillion in new trade

    Pure Advantage, the organisation championing a move to a green growth economy, says the latest polling by independent research company Horizon shows there is widespread public support for New Zealand to secure its share of the $6 trillion global opportunity that green growth promises by 2050....

  • Six-way contest for Maori vote, Labour preferred as coalition leader

    Six-way contest for Maori vote, Labour preferred as coalition leader

    Results of a poll conducted by the specialist Horizon Research Maori Panel finds a six-way contest now occurring for Maori votes.   In contrast with a mainly two-party Labour and Maori Party contest in 2008, there is now a six-way contest occurring for party votes among...

  • 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...

  • NZ First 10% and set to hold balance of power

    NZ First 10% and set to hold balance of power

    An HorizonPoll shows New Zealand First making significant gains in the past week.   New Zealand First now has 10.5% of people 18+ who have decided their party vote, or are undecided but indicate a preference and who are...

  • Country evenly split on preferred main party coalition leader

    Country evenly split on preferred main party coalition leader

    The country is now evenly split on which main party is preferred to lead a coalition government if one is required after Saturday’s general election. A 5.5% preference lead for National has closed completely since October 29.   41.5% now want a Labour-led government,...

  • Six out of 100 will decide party vote in polling booth

    Six out of 100 will decide party vote in polling booth

    A RadioLIVE-HorizonPoll finds four of out 10 people aged 18+ have yet to make a final decision on which party to vote for in the November 26 general election – and 5.8% will leave it until they are actually in the polling booth.   The last weeks of the campaign...

  • Neck and neck on November 1-5 campaign performance

    Neck and neck on November 1-5 campaign performance

    National and Labour's campaign performances between November 1and 5 are rated almost neck and neck.   A RadioLIVE-HorizonPoll of 1636 respondents nationwide finds the parties' campaigns rating just 2% apart.   Labour’s election...

  • Support for lifting retirement age, close call on KiwiSaver policies

    Support for lifting retirement age, close call on KiwiSaver policies

    More New Zealanders support raising the age of eligibility for NZ Super from 65 to 67 years old than oppose.   However, it is a close call when people are asked which of the main parties' KiwiSaver policies they support and whether or not the country should...

  • Leaders' debate final result: Goff wins by 7.4%

    Leaders' debate final result: Goff wins by 7.4%

    Labour leader Phil Goff won the first major televised debate with John Key by 7.4%.   Mr Goff scores 41%, Mr Key 33.6% in a nationwide poll of New Zealanders who were asked who won the debate.   The RadioLIVE-HorizonPoll survey of 534 debate viewers,...

  • Labour up 4.1%, Winston king maker

    Labour up 4.1%, Winston king maker

    The first nationwide post-leaders’ debate party vote poll shows significant changes in support for National and Labour.   A RadioLIVE-HorizonPoll yesterday of 1,147 registered electors who intend to vote at the November general election, shows: ...

  • Interim: Goff leads debate winner poll

    Interim: Goff leads debate winner poll

    Labour leader Phil Goff is 7.4% ahead of National’s John Key in a new nationwide poll asking New Zealanders who won last night’s televised leaders’ debate.   Mr Goff scores 39.1%, Mr Key 31.7% when people...

  • 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...

  • 5.5% gap between preferred National-Labour coalition options

    5.5% gap between preferred National-Labour coalition options

    The first poll of the 2011 election campaign shows 42.1% of voters would prefer a National-led government after the November 26 general election.   A Labour-led government is preferred by 36.6% (a 5.5% gap). However, 21.3% are undecided.   The...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Business decision makers approve Government's performance

    Business decision makers approve Government's performance

    Business leaders are more likely to postively rate the government than general voters.   A Horizon Research poll, a conducted between September 12-30, shows the National-led government’s overall performance met the expectations of 51.8% of the country’s business...

  • Overwhelming opposition to battery hen cages

    Overwhelming opposition to battery hen cages

    New Zealanders are as united in their support of the All Blacks as they are opposed to battery cages.   A comprehensive opinion poll, released today by animal advocacy group SAFE, reveals a consensus across all sectors of the population that battery hen cages should be...

  • HorizonPoll: Minor parties may decide who governs

    HorizonPoll: Minor parties may decide who governs

    National’s support is up 2.2% and 79% think it is most likely to lead the next government.   However, the latest Horizon Research poll of 2,295 registered and intending voters nationwide shows National does not have enough support to govern alone – and will rely...

  • Why not disclose full political poll results?

    Why not disclose full political poll results?

    Ex-patriate political scientist Rob Salmond has told Radio New Zealand's Media Watch programme Horizon Research is making good moves in polling undecided voters.   On the July 31 programme Mr Salmond was...

  • Capital gains tax attracts more support than opposition

    Capital gains tax attracts more support than opposition

    More New Zealanders support than oppose a capital gains tax.   The first nationwide  poll conducted since the policy announcement finds 40.9% support Labour’s capital gains tax (CGT) proposal , 34.1% oppose,  17.9% are...

  • Less than 1% separates potential coalitions

    Less than 1% separates potential coalitions

    The two potential coalitions which could govern New Zealand after November's general election  are less than 1% apart.   The latest HorizonPoll of 1201 people on Friday (July 22) finds the current governing coalition (National, Act, Maori Party, United...

  • 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...

  • Maori post election government preferences

    Maori post election government preferences

    Maori most want the Mana and Maori parties, if they have seats in Parliament after the election, not to enter a National cabinet.   They prefer them to join a Labour cabinet, or support a government on an issue by issue basis, according to a specialist Horizon Research Maori...

  • Political scientist: tracking undecided voters "critical"

    Political scientist: tracking undecided voters "critical"

    HorizonPoll’s party vote research is seen as going to tell a better story between now and the November general election.   In this TVNZ Media7 broadcast, political economist Keith Rankin, who...

  • Political poll results may exclude 30%?

    Political poll results may exclude 30%?

    The Electoral Commission might be well advised to see if some research companies are excluding up to 30% of respondents before they publish party vote poll results.   The commission in 2008 allocated $3.2 million to political parties to fund election broadcasting. ...

  • Slight support fall for National in post-Budget poll

    Slight support fall for National in post-Budget poll

    National has lost 1.1% party vote support in the four days since the Government presented its Budget.   A post-Budget HorizonPoll covering 1,758 respondents nationwide shows the potential centre left and centre right coalitions neck and neck.   The...

  • 40%+ of middle income households plan to cut spending

    40%+ of middle income households plan to cut spending

    The intention to cut back spending after the Budget is highest among middle-income New Zealand households.   HorizonPoll post-Budget research finds 35% of households say they will spend less as a result of the Budget.   It particularly affects spending...

  • Public mandates one of four major Budget policy proposals

    Public mandates one of four major Budget policy proposals

    The first nationwide post-Budget HorizonPoll shows the Government would not get a mandate to make changes to KiwiSaver, sell up to 49% of state-owned energy company shares or reduce its shareholding in Air New Zealand.   It would get a mandate to make changes to the Working...

  • Budget forecasts unrealistic, households feel worse off

    Budget forecasts unrealistic, households feel worse off

     The economic growth forecasts which underpin this week’s Budget are seen as unrealistic by 49% of New Zealanders.   The first nationwide post-Budget HorizonPoll  of 1,154 people, conducted between 11.5am Friday May 20 and 6.30am Saturday May 21 (maximum...

  • Kiwis enter Budget week feeling country on wrong track

    Kiwis enter Budget week feeling country on wrong track

    A new poll shows New Zealanders head into Budget week thinking the country is generally off on the wrong track – but with individuals rating National as being much better than Labour to advance their own economic interests.   A Horizon Research survey of 1,864 people...

  • Act breaks through 5% support threshold

    Act breaks through 5% support threshold

    The Act Party now has 5.3% voter support.   A new HorizonPoll conducted between Thursday and Friday shows Act is up from 3.7% in April after making Don Brash its leader.   The first result for the new Mana Party shows it has 2.3% party vote support...

  • Comparing polls

    Comparing polls

    Some bloggers supporting various political parties are asking why Horizon's party vote poll results differ from other polls.   They point out that other polls, mainly conducted by phone, have National about 20% ahead of Labour. Horizon's polls show a lesser margin, for...

  • New Mana Party splits Maori Party support

    New Mana Party splits Maori Party support

    The new Mana Party could split Maori voting, allowing Labour to edge out the Maori Party in both electorate and party vote contests.   A May 3 to 7 poll of 517 Maori nationwide by Horizon Research finds the Mana Party could win 12.6% of electorate and 15.1% of party votes...

  • Party vote: 3.7% gap between competing coalitions

    Party vote: 3.7% gap between competing coalitions

    National has shed a lift in support it enjoyed following the February 22 Canterbury earthquakes.   A nationwide HorizonPoll survey of  registered voters, who intend to turn out at this year’s general election, and who...

  • 89% oppose having to prove innocence over internet downloads

    89% oppose having to prove innocence over internet downloads

    Only 1.6% of New Zealanders support a new law’s provision requiring people to prove their innocence, or face penalties of up to $15,000 and internet disconnection, if accused of breaching copyright when transferring files.   Some 89% think authorities should have to...

  • Star Times: National's Epsom problem

    Star Times: National's Epsom problem

    The Sunday Star Times says Horizon polling indicates National still faces a problem in the Epsom electorate, where it has stood down to allow Act leader Rodney Hide to win, taking his party to Wellington.   The Star Times says John Key's coalition will again need that...

  • Jones closes in on Sharples

    Jones closes in on Sharples

    Maori Party co-leader leader Pita Sharples’ 7,540 majority in the Tamaki Makaurau electorate appears to have eroded to about 1,140.   An Horizon Research Maori Panel poll shows Sharples would get 47.8% of candidate votes in the largely...

  • More believe economy will decline this year

    More believe economy will decline this year

    A majority of business people think the economy will decline this year, according to a new HorizonPoll.   More than 50% of business proprietors, managers and executives think the economy will decline this year.   By party vote, those who most expect an...

  • Post quake poll: National-led coalition ahead

    Post quake poll: National-led coalition ahead

    The current governing coalition would stay in power according to a new HorizonPoll.   The National led coalition would secure 46.2% of the party vote.   A Labour-Green-New Zealand First coalition would...

  • Poll reveals scale of Canterbury's post quake employment issues

    Poll reveals scale of Canterbury's post quake employment issues

    Up to half a million workers are prepared to go to Christchurch if there’s a guaranteed job, the money’s right and they are given a place to stay.   That’s the finding of an Allied Work Force-HorizonPoll conducted between March 12 and 15, 2011. ...

  • New Zealanders not confident Government has adequate economic plans

    New Zealanders not confident Government has adequate economic plans

    The Government suffers a series of poor economic management and policy confidence results in a new HorizonPoll nationwide survey.   New Zealanders, by large majorities, are not confident the Government has adequate plans to reduce unemployment, achieve economic growth,...

  • Only 11% of Maori find foreshore and seabed solution acceptable

    Only 11% of Maori find foreshore and seabed solution acceptable

    First results from a new nationwide specialist Maori research service show only 11% of Maori think the current foreshore and seabed policy solution is acceptable.   A nationwide poll of 1021 Maori by the Horizon Research Maori Panel, conducted between Tuesday and Thursday...

  • So how are Radio NZ listeners voting?

    So how are Radio NZ listeners voting?

    How do Radio New Zealand's National Programme listeners actually vote?   New Zealand Herald media columnist John Drinnan reported this morning Prime Minister John...

  • People feel worse off, locking wallets in 2011

    People feel worse off, locking wallets in 2011

    New-found austerity is revealed in an HorizonPoll survey commissioned by the Sunday Star-Times.   The HorizonPoll, covering 2055 respondents between January 7 and 13, 2011, finds many are worrying over their personal finances and job prospects: ...

  • Sunday Star Times-HorizonPoll shows election close call

    Sunday Star Times-HorizonPoll shows election close call

    This year's general election could result in a close call, according to a major new Sunday Star Times-HorizonPoll.   The Sunday Star Times reports results...

  • Auditor General inquiry into Wong spending wanted by 67%

    Auditor General inquiry into Wong spending wanted by 67%

    New Zealanders think the main reason National MP Pansy Wong resigned was because there is information on the issue which, if published, would have made it impossible for her to continue in Parliament.   40.7% cite this as the reason they believed she resigned, while 34.3%...

  • 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...

  • New Zealand First may decide who governs

    New Zealand First may decide who governs

    New Zealand First now has enough support to decide which of the main two parties governs after next year’s general election.   The Winston Peters-led party now has 6% support among people who say they will vote, according to the latest nationwide ...

  • Strong public backing for new surveillance powers, curbs to media freedom

    Strong public backing for new surveillance powers, curbs to media freedom

    Eight out of 10 New Zealanders support a proposed law which will require people to provide information to police or face penalties of up to $40,000 or a year in jail.   Although only 29.5% have heard of the Search and Surveillance Bill now before Parliament, 79.5% support...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • More detail: HorizonPoll Canterbury quake impact survey

    More detail: HorizonPoll Canterbury quake impact survey

    Here is more deail from the survey of the people of Canterbury on how they're managing the impact of the September 4 and after -shock earthquakes.   HorizonPoll survey of 378 residents of Christchurch City and Waimakariri and Ashburton district...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • National has 8% lead over Labour, 20% undecided

    National has 8% lead over Labour, 20% undecided

    National has an 8% lead over Labour in the latest HorizonPoll voting intentions survey covering 3,673 New Zealanders.   National has 30% of voters (3% down on its 2008 share of all adult New Zealanders).   ...

  • Country split on Government handling of economy

    Country split on Government handling of economy

    The country is evenly split over the Government’s handling of the economy: 29% disapprove, 28% approve.   An HorizonPoll survey of 3,655 New Zealanders shows 35% neither approve nor disapprove, while 8% don’t know.   Weighted to represent the...

  • 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...

  • Trade Me, banks, Facebook top net ratings

    Trade Me, banks, Facebook top net ratings

    Trade Me rates as the country’s most visited web site in the past 30 days.   An HorizonPoll of 3179 New Zealanders nationwide between August 23 and 28 shows 83% have visited or used Trade Me.   Online banking comes second with 73% and Facebook...