First Roy Morgan of the cycle

The first Roy Morgan poll of the cycle is out and there is little change from the election in November:

Today’s New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll, the first since the 2011 New Zealand Election shows support for Prime Minister John Key’s National-led Government is 49.5% (down 0.9% since the Election). Support for Key’s National Party is 47% (down 0.3% since the Election), the Maori Party 1.5% (up 0.1%), ACT NZ 0.5% (down 0.6%), and United Future 0.5% (down 0.1%). Support for Opposition Parties is at 50.5% (up 0.9%) – Labour Party 27.5% (unchanged), Greens 14.5% (up 3.4%), New Zealand First 5% (down 1.6%), Mana Party 1% (unchanged) and Others 2.5% (down 0.9%). The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating is up 14 points to 132.5 – with 60.5% (up 11%) of New Zealanders saying New Zealand is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 28% (down 3%) that say New Zealand is ‘heading in the wrong direction.’

It is pretty moot as to what the poll shows in the middle of January in the first year of the cycle. However the Greens have gone up a fair bit and labour is static, perhaps recording the loss in confidence of labour as the true opposition party.

Time will tell how it pans out.


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