NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern set to sweep to a crushing election victory on Saturday

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 16-Oct-20

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to be returned for a second term on Saturday with Labour Party support at 47.5% in September, an increase of 10.6% points since the 2017 New Zealand Election. Support for the main opposition National Party is unchanged at 28.5% in September, but down a massive 16% points from the last Election. If these results are repeated on Saturday, the governing Labour Party will be on the cusp of winning a majority of seats in its own right with a projected 61/120 seats set to be won by Labour and National on track for 38 seats in the new Parliament. Interviewing for this survey in September encompassed the period during which Auckland was subject to Stage 2.5 restrictions and the rest of New Zealand was in Stage 2 up to and including the first leaders debate between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Opposition Leader Judith Collins. This latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone – both landline and mobile – with a NZ-wide cross-section of 911 electors during September.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, LABOUR PARTY (NEW ZEALAND), NATIONAL PARTY OF NEW ZEALAND, NEW ZEALAND. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

NZ shock: losers take power

Original article by Ean Higgins, Primrose Riordan
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 20-Oct-17

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have congratulated incoming New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern. The Labour Party leader will form a coalition government with the support of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, who has been offered the role of deputy prime minister. Labour won 46 seats in the recent election, while New Zealand First won nine. The Greens, with eight seats, may also become part of the new coalition government, ensuring it of a two-seat majority in parliament. The National Party won 56 seats and won seven per cent more of the popular vote than Labour.

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LABOUR PARTY (NEW ZEALAND), NEW ZEALAND FIRST PARTY, GREEN PARTY OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, NATIONAL PARTY OF NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

Poverty, gap between rich & poor and Housing affordability, Housing shortage & Homelessness key issues as New Zealand votes in Election

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Morgan Poll Update – Page: Online : 18-Sep-17

A New Zealand Roy Morgan poll shows that 27.9% of New Zealanders believe that Economic issues 28% (up 1% since May 2017) or Housing-related issues 26% (up 3%) are the most important problems facing the nation in the lead-up to the election on 23 September. Within the group of Economic & Housing-related issues the most important issues are Poverty and the gap between rich & poor (mentioned by just under 17% of respondents), House prices & Housing affordability (mentioned by 16% of respondents), and Housing shortages & Homelessness (mentioned by 10% of respondents). Roy Morgan Research CEO Michele Levine says Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern’s strong focus on dealing with issues surrounding Housing affordability and the housing shortage and homelessness appear to have struck a chord with the electorate.

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MORGAN POLL, ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED

New Zealanders’ concerns dominated by ‘Poverty and the gap between the rich and poor’, ‘House prices & Housing affordability’ and ‘Housing shortages & Homelessness’ as New Zealanders get set to vote in NZ Election

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Morgan Poll Update – Page: Online : 11-Sep-17

A New Zealand Roy Morgan poll, which was conducted in August 2017, shows that 27.9% of New Zealanders believe Economic issues are the most important problems facing New Zealand in the lead-up to the election in September, followed by Housing/Homelessness issues (26%). Single issue analysis of the responses shows that the specific issue of greatest concern for New Zealand is Poverty and the gap between rich and poor, mentioned by just under 17% of New Zealanders (up nearly 3% on the figure in May). Meanwhile, 25.4% of New Zealanders identified War & Terrorism as the most important issues facing the World, followed by Economic issues (23.2%). Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says New Zealand’s Election is a contest between the fresh ideas provided by new Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern and the steady hand of a National Government which has presided over nine years of relatively strong growth.

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MORGAN POLL, ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED