The Accuracy of Horizon Polls, Ctd

Readers may have noticed in the Horizon poll, almost every single minor party is polling way higher than in the other polls?

They have Greens at 14%, other polls at just below 10%

They have NZ First at 7%, other polls at 2%

They have Conservatives at 4%, other polls at 1%

They have ACT at 2.7%, other polls at 1%

They have Mana at 1.8%, other polls at 0.2%

They have United Future at 0.8%, other polls at 0.3%

So why is every minor party except the Maori Party polling two to three times better with Horizon? Obviously because of their brainfart online panels which party activists have been joining up to, to help boost their party. The Horizon poll is about as reliable as a text-in poll on Close Up.

Media who report it should be ashamed.


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