Another poll with Nats over 50%, but media says they are failing

The latest Fairfax/Ipsos poll shows National with over 50% of the vote despite the best efforts of Nicky Hager, Kim Dotcom and the hacker, in league with their bought media activists, to manipulate an election result.

While National is still riding high at 50.8 per cent, the poll shows it taking a 4.3 per cent hit after the release of Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics linking Key’s office to political attacks by Right-wing blogger Cameron Slater.

Uhm…no it shows the previous poll was probably a rogue with National too high and this one is more in line with others.

National would still be in pole position to form the next government but the party’s strategists will be alarmed that it has shed support in the opening weeks of the campaign.

National’s nightmare scenario is seeing its support slide to 45 per cent or below, which could see it tossed out of office, depending on which minor party holds the balance of power.

The rise of NZ First leader Winston Peters could see him as kingmaker, with today’s poll putting his party on 4 per cent. Peters, who is 70 next year, has the odds in his favour of crossing the 5 per cent threshold for winning seats in Parliament.

The poll follows a chaotic start to the campaign after Hager’s bombshell allegations that a senior staffer in Key’s office was a conduit to Slater’s WhaleOil blog, infamous for publishing salacious details of Auckland Mayor Len Brown’s extra-marital affair.

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Illegal downloading [ POLL ]

What do you think about illegal downloads of music, movies and TV series? ¬† With music services such as the iTunes store, Spotify and Pandora, the music business is starting to meet market need, but movies and TV are lagging behind. ¬† Read more »


Something seriously wrong with the latest poll results



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New Year Resolutions [POLL]


So you make them?  Did you used to?  Are you going to?  If you did, how did the ones for 2013 work out?

Respond to the poll, and then share your ideas about New Year Resolutions in the comments.

About New Year resolutions...

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Frivolous Friday Pet Poll

Let’s find out where our audience’s hearts truly lie…

via ABC News

via ABC News

Dogs and Cats. You love...

  • Dogs (32%, 199 Votes)
  • Dogs and Cats (31%, 192 Votes)
  • Cats (24%, 150 Votes)
  • neither (9%, 57 Votes)
  • some other answer you haven't allowed for (4%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 620

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Is Janice a b*tch? [POLL]

Watch, then vote

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Which of these is not like the other? [POLL]

One of these is not like the other. Who do you think it is?

  • David Lewis (61%, 177 Votes)
  • Glyn Jones (21%, 61 Votes)
  • Phil Wilson (18%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 292

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Is the Campbell Live GCSB Poll a piss-take or what?

One of our readers pointed me at this web page at Troll Campbell’s place because apparently they are running a poll on the GCSB. ¬†He thought that we might participate to ensure our voice is added to the final result.

However, as soon as I saw it, I wasn’t sure if they were being serious or not. ¬†Have a look

Campbell Live GCSB satire poll

Campbell Live GCSB satire poll

Surely this is satire?

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A Snap(per) [POLL]

Via Fairfax.

Via Fairfax.

National’s Shower Head/Light Bulb policy, the Snapper Slapper, looks like it’s lying in the shallows with gills flapping trying to get the right amount of oxygen to survive.

I thought it might be interesting to see what you think about it all.

What follows are a number questions to see what Whaleoil readers would implement if they were in charge of the Snapper Slapper Review.

Tick the statements you agree with.

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The Great Whaleoil 2013 “Census”. Please help

No, you’re not seeing double. ¬†This ¬†post was also run during the weekend. ¬†In fact, it is still there with the same title. ¬†We’re running it again today to catch those of you who don’t read Whaleoil during the weekend.¬†

This is primarily a reader-initiated “census”. ¬†Most of the statements were submitted. ¬†It is completely anonymous. ¬†Can you please take 2-3 minutes of your time and look over the list of statements?

They are all meant to invoke “yes” or “no” responses. ¬†Please ONLY tick the box if you feel “yes” applies to you for a particular statement.

It is up to YOU what you think the statement means. ¬†If you can think of all sorts of interpretations, you pick the one you think it should mean, and then answer. ¬†It isn’t scientific, you’re not being tested, your answers aren’t recorded against your name. ¬†Just be truthful and have fun.

This is also a serious bit of fun. ¬† It will be interesting for most of us to see what comes from it. ¬†So if you normally don’t participate in these sorts of posts, but you are a WhaleOil reader, can I ask you to please make an exception ¬†and join in this time? ¬†Thank you!

The results, as they accumulate, will display, but we’re probably going to run a number of summary posts so commenters can further discuss what they think it all means.

Poll over the break

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