Colmar Brunton

Are tailgaters YOUR biggest road rage trigger?

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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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One News Poll bad news for Andrew Little, great for Winston

The latest One News Poll is out and it shows that Andrew Little isn’t making any gains both against National nor in the Preferred PM stakes.

Winston Peters on the other hand is winning in the Preferred PM stakes and is just 1% point off being able to claim the moral high ground and take the title of Leader of the Opposition for himself.

National’s by-election beating in Northland appears to have done little to change how the rest of New Zealand feels about the party, latest poll results show.

A ONE News Colmar Brunton poll conducted this month shows National Party support remains steady on 49%.

Labour Party support also remained unchanged on 31%, while the Green Party slipped to one percentage point to 9%.

New Zealand First, on the other hand, has seen a slight bounce – up one percentage point to 7%.

The Conservative Party is steady on 2%, as is the Act Party on 1%. Mana is back in the frame on 1%, while the Maori Party slipped down to 1%.

When converted into seats in Parliament, the poll results would mean National would take 60 seats, Labour would take 38, the Greens 11 and New Zealand First 9.

The Maori Party, Act and United Future would all have just one each.

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Colmar Brunton has a go at a Northland poll

National: Osborne (36%),

NZ First: Peters (36%),

Labour: Prime (20%),

Focus NZ: Carr (5%),

other confirmed candidates (3%)

Refuse to answer 3%,

undecided 4%.

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Tonight’s One News Colmar Brunton Poll

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One New(s) Colmar Brunton Poll – UPDATED

care of David Farrar’s Tweets as I can’t find it online yet  UPDATE:  here it is

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One News/Colmar Brunton shows Dirty Politics barely registering

 

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Photo/ TVNZ

The left wing conspiracy and smear job initiated with illegal hacking against me and now being pushed hard by the left wing isn’t working.

They have been working towards this all year and now as more and more revealing details are released we can see it is a smear job aimed squarely at National.

The Fact that not a single email be tween me and Labour MPs, nor Facebook messages with the same, and ditto Green party and Winston shows that this is a targeted political smear.

They dare to claim the high ground.

If you believe it was mere coincidence that Labour’s campaign slogan is “Vote Positive” and isn’t related at all to the illegal hacking of my systems then I have a bridge I can sell you.

The good news for voters is that National remains strong and largely unaffected, with changes at the margin of error only.

The campaigning of the complicit media in aiding and abetting a criminal conspiracy to hijack our elections isn’t working.

National has taken a ‘Dirty Politics’ hit in the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll, down two points to 48% while Labour has gained two and is sitting at 28%.

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That’s Labour in the 20’s on all polls now [ UPDATED ]

Word from deep inside Labour is that Grant Robertson has the numbers to roll David Cunliffe, but they’re keeping him out front to take all the bullets in a Weekend at Bernies kind of election slapstick.

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Colmar Brunton poll tonight…

I’ll pop a post up as soon as we have the results.

Will National’s number start with a 5, and Labour’s with 2?

This was last week the previous one

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Whinging and whining ain’t cutting it with the public

Chris Trotter is the bellwether of the left…he is prepared to say things that the more tribal members of the commentariat aren’t prepared to say.

Twice in as many days he has quietly pointed out the failure of the Cunliffe experiment. He writes at The Daily Blog:

THE LATEST ROY MORGAN POLL has Labour on 28.5 percent (down 3.5 percent) and the Greens on 11.5 percent (down 1.5 percent). At 40 percent, the combined vote of the two main centre-left parties has fallen 5 percentage points since Roy Morgan’s previous survey in late March. Roy Morgan has long been the Left’s favourite polling agency: a source of good news when the Colmar-Brunton, Reid Research and Ipsos agencies could offer nothing but ill-tidings. That “our poll” has begun to deliver ill-tidings of its own is bad news indeed.

Chief among the causes of this worrying decline must surely be the political antagonisms currently dividing Labour and the Greens. David Cunliffe’s decision to spurn the Green Party’s offer of an explicit pre-election coalition agreement, itself a reaction to internal Labour Party polling data, has clearly not been enthusiastically received by centre-left voters.

The other cause of Labour’s 3.5 percent decline in popular support can only be the its leader’s ham-fisted response to the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Justified or not, the public perceived Cunliffe to be whingeing about the amount of face-time he had been allocated with the Royal Couple. New Zealanders are notoriously unsympathetic to “whingers” and they undoubtedly mentally piled Cunliffe’s comments upon all the other ill-considered statements he has made since January.

In both cases the quality most conspicuously lacking in the Leader of the Opposition’s decisions was courage. Regardless of whether Russel Norman’s motives in offering to campaign for a “Labour/Greens Government” were well-intentioned or darkly Machiavellian, it is now pretty clear that the smart move would have been for Labour to seize the offer with both hands.

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