Colmar Brunton

Is it time to #changetheopposition?


One News has released their latest Colmar Brunton poll. After months of fabricated crisis after crisis this is the result…

It’s a shocker for Labour and Andrew Little is calling the poll “bogus”.

There are fresh worries for Labour following the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll.

The party has slipped three points to 26 per cent. That’s the lowest it’s been in the ONE News poll since the last election when it recorded 25 per cent.

National, however, remains in fine form riding high, steady this month at 48 per cent, the same result it picked up on election night in 2014.    Read more »

Looking behind the numbers of Colmar Brunton

Colmar Brunton have helpfully provided a look behind the numbers, especially regarding the MOU announcement of the Greens and Labour.

This is not good reading so the one Green party member who reads this blog should look away now.

Following the announcement of the Labour and Green Party Memorandum of Understanding, support for the Labour Party increased significantly, from 26% to 31%, and support for New Zealand First decreased, from 11% to 7%. Support for the Conservative Party also increased, from 0.2% to 1.2%. No other changes are statistically significant at the 95% confidence level. Please note: We have displayed these results to 1 decimal place to aid significance testing.

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Latest poll shows a NZ First/National government could govern easily


The latest One News/Colmar Brunton Poll is out and the status quo remains.

There are some small margin of error movements but essentially National is still riding high after 8 and a half years in government.

  • National 48% (down from 50)
  • Labour 29% (up from 28)
  • Greens 12% (up from 10)
  • NZ First 9%
  • Maori Party 1%
  • Conservative Party 1%

That Conservative party number will collapse to nothing in coming months when the truth start coming out about Colin Craig.   Read more »


Poll carnage for Labour with latest Colmar Brunton poll


Labour and Andrew Little are in real trouble in the latest Colmar Brunton poll.

The popularity of John Key’s government is showing no sign of waning, with support for National climbing in the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll.

However it’s a very different story for Labour, with the party and its leader Andrew Little taking a big hit this month.

National has climbed three points to 50 percent – a level it hasn’t been at since August 2014 – while Labour is down a whopping four points to 28 percent.

Crucially, this is the first time Labour has slipped below 30 percent since the election.   Read more »

One News poll spells ongoing disaster for Little as Winston draws level


Labour has declared crisis after crisis and watched them all get solved. The one thing they have never declared a crisis in is their own party.

One News has the latest bad news for Andrew Little and Labour.

The latest ONE News Colmar Brunton Poll shows Mr Little is down to single figures (eight per cent) with Winston Peters in the preferred prime minister stakes, while John Key remains well ahead.

“I’m not particularly fazed by it, I know what the task is ahead of me and I’m getting on and doing it, meeting with Kiwis,” Mr Little said.

What a retarded thing to say. He should keep on meeting those Kiwis, it is doing a world of good…for National.

The National Party remains steady on 47 per cent, while Labour is down one to 31, and the Green Party is on 12.

New Zealand First is up two to nine per cent.   Read more »

Another rogue poll shows that Andrew Little has no cut through


It is coming up to BBQ season, the weather is warming and the latest One News/Colmar Brunton poll shows Andrew Little and Laobur’s gamble to use dodgy statistics and bash people with chinky sounding names has well and truly failed.

This month’s ONE News Colmar Brunton poll has National unchanged at 47 per cent, the same amount it attained at the election.

Labour meanwhile has improved on its disastrous election result and now seems to have a firm hold above the 30 per cent mark.

It’s held steady in this month’s poll at 32 per cent. The Greens have slipped a point this month to 12 per cent, New Zealand First is steady on seven, while the Maori Party is up one.   Read more »


20 years of preferred PM and Labour’s disconnection with reality

Colmar Brunton published via Twitter two charts showing the last 20 years of the Preferred PM statistics:

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It’s official: the Conservative Party has flatlined


Two of me.

Zero of anyone else.    The latest Colmar Brunton poll failed to find anyone willing to vote Conservative.

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Are tailgaters YOUR biggest road rage trigger?


I can’t stand road maggots, gay fricken Prius cars and slow cars holding everyone up.

I don’t really mind tailgaters, mainly because I drive a truck with a bloody big strong towbar and a tailgater runs a massive risk following closely behind me.

But clearly they annoy other road users.

Drivers that follow closely behind the car in front are the most likely to be annoying their fellow motorists, according to a national poll.

A Colmar Brunton poll of 1000 New Zealand drivers asked what habits were found to be the most annoying in other drivers, with tailgaters the most common cause of road rage.

Tailgaters, drivers that don’t use indicators and texting drivers were the three most annoying habits.

Crawlers, or people who drive slowly, were also considered annoying, and people who use their cellphone for calls rounded out the top five most annoying.

Colmar Brunton chief executive Jacqueline Farman said the survey results indicated drivers found it a lot easier to identify shortcomings in other drivers than in themselves.

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Why is Local Government So Useless?

Arts, lifestyle and travel blogger David Farrar has taken some time out of his hectic travel, fitness and free ticket bludging regime to post about Local Government New Zealand’s survey. As expected everyone seems to think Local Government is dead set useless.

LGNZ have had Colmar Brunton do a large survey of NZ residents and businesses on local government. The initial results aren’t complimentary but it is a smart move by LGNZ to do such research, because it provides a benchmark to try and improve against for their member governments.

The survey is here. Some extracts:

  • Performance rated 28/100
  • Local leadership rated 26/100
  • Communication and interaction rated 32/100

The bottom three areas for the public are:

  • Trust to make good spending decisions
  • Value for rate dollars spent
  • Managing finances

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