My motivation for creating a survey on immigration was to get an accurate snapshot of what a conservative/ libertarian voter thinks about immigration in New Zealand. I wanted this snapshot primarily for David Seymour as he had commented that the small changes ACT proposed for immigration did not gain any support from this blog and resulted in a lot of negativity from the media.
Winston Peters, of course, has always been vocal about immigration. I hope this survey gives him some insight on what our real concerns about immigration are. Are we anti-immigration? Or do we think immigration is a good thing?
John Key likes to implement policies that will be popular with voters so he too should find this survey useful. I think he will be surprised at what it shows.
Due to our large audience we easily surveyed over one thousand voters in less than a day. This survey is not of the general population but of a specific conservative/ libertarian audience. I gave two “yes” options and two “no” options for every question.
Here are the results for question one: Are you happy with NZ immigration policy as it is now?