More on Dodgy Polls, Ctd

In the last week of the campaign Horizon released a poll.

These are their results:

ACT New Zealand

3.2%

Conservative Party of New Zealand

4.8%

Green Party

12.4%

Labour Party

27.6%

Mana Party

2.1%

Maori Party

1.2%

National Party

32.6%

New Zealand First Party

10.1%

United Future

0.9%

These are the actual results:

ACT – 1% out by 2.2%
Conservative – 2.76% out by 2.04%
Green – 10.62% out by 1.78%
Labour – 27.13%
Mana – 1% out by 1.1%
Maori – 1.35%
National – 48% out by a massive 15.4%
NZ First – 6.81% out by 3.29
United Future – 0.61%

Horizon Polling, The Sunday Star-Times and Radio Live have had their credibility smashed by the election results. Reputable polling companies have hteir reputations enhanced.

Dodgy polling companies should be hounded from the industry, they are an embarrassment.


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