Aged and bewildered still support Winston

The Herald is drip feeding some Digipoll results. Yesterday was the result concerning NZ First.

Winston is more popular than Phil Goff with the greedy oldies. Not really surprising though, even stale cat vomit is more popular than Phil Goff.

There was also a significant increase in personal support for Winston Peters in the latest poll, whose stakes as preferred Prime Minister rose from 2.9 per cent to 5.2 per cent.

He outdid Labour leader Phil Goff among older voters – 14 per cent of those aged over 65 years named Mr Peters as their preferred Prime Minister compared to 13.2 per cent for Mr Goff.

Winston’s demographic is still the aged, the inform, the doolally and the bewildered.

Although Mr Peters said at his conference that the party intended to use social media to attract a more youthful voting base, he has some way to go.

His core support remained among the elderly – 7.6 per cent of those aged over 65 years selected NZ First – but just 1.3 per cent of those aged 18 to 39 and 0.9 per cent of 40-64 year olds chose his party.

All those results show is there is a reasonably large part of the electorate that have memory issues.


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  • kevin

    The Gold Card is his passport to popularity. My elderly mother-in-law thinks he’s great… everyone likes ‘free’ stuff (that others have to pay for).

  • Stroker08

    Old people should not be allowed to vote much in the same way we dont allow 5 year olds to vote. Neither group have a clue of what is going on in the world, too susceptable to bribing, wont listen to reason, and easily influenced by cartoon characters (Winston = Gargamel or perhaps Dick Dastardly).

    Winston is at the other end of a voting continuum that would also include the Wiggles if we allowed kids to vote. i.e alot of finger pointing, singing and dancing while looking like a complete cock.

    • Cadwallader

      You are absolutely right. There ought be a maximum age to vote just as there is a minimum one!

  • Gazzaw

    It figures with the aged and I’m scared witless that at 60+ I should lose my marbles sufficiently enough to forget the arrogance and contempt with which Peters has treated the electorate for his xenophobic self aggrandisement. Those weeks & weeks of holding the country to ransom while he played one party off against the other seem to be forgotten. All for the sake of a Gold Card that seems to benefit mostly the Auckland Asian community with free transport (paid for by the taxpayer) unless you are in the market for a 5% discount off a set of 4WD tyres in Invercargill.

  • sthnjeff

    I hope you are not surprised at this revelation Cam!