How credible is the Herald’s Digipoll anyway?

The Herald Digipoll reported that we have about 2.1% of sentimental souls among us.


But seriously now.  What poll is going to report on an ex-prime minister, who is clearly not a contender?

Just to get some perspective, Metiria Turei got 1.6%, Hone Harawira 1.1% and David Cunliffe 0.7%.

Anyway, time to do our own credible poll:

Who is your preferred Prime Minister

  • John Key (51%, 146 Votes)
  • John Key (49%, 142 Votes)

Total Voters: 288

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  • LesleyNZ

    Chose the 2nd John Key because figured the first John Key would get more votes.

    • BJ

      I think they will work quite well together.

      • LesleyNZ

        Very true – like peas in a pod!

    • James M

      Likewise, went for the underdog Key.

      • Bob

        Ha ha so did I, neck and neck now!

    • I voted for the 2nd John Key as well. Don’t like the look of that first one.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Just as I had all but forgotten the beast ….

  • Can we choose more than one?

  • johnbronkhorst

    voted for the first one….just laziness I suppose.

  • Phar Lap

    i voted Key knew he was the deal.

  • toby_toby

    John Key is doing well.

  • cows4me

    I never realised our insanity rate was so high 2.1%, these people truly need professional help.

  • Tom

    Note that Shearer’s support is roughly the same as in all the other polls..

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Sheep believes this will go up. It is only a matter of time

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    In this poll, as in South Auckland, you may vote early and vote often.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      and get Kentucky Fried Chicken vouchers in return….

  • grumpy

    Headline in tomorrows Herald.
    “In Whaleoil poll, John Key just scrapes 50%”

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Or John Key’s popularity falls closer to 50% now

  • Joe Bloggs

    Do I get KFC with that?

    • LesleyNZ

      No it is bad for you.

  • GregM

    I’m waiting for Sir Cullens sidekick to tell us “it is just a rouge poll and Helen actually got 21%”

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Thanks for reading my mind GregM. My sources have already told me that this poll is rigged by a group of people called “Whale Army” :-)

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Shhhh someone is voting for the other John Key

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Sheep’s vote has been cast in proxy by me for JK-II, the underdog (he is actually Sheep in disguise)

  • Cam – online polls, telephone polls etc have no credibility at all… this has been my biggest bug for years. Since there’s thousands of Deaf / Hearing-impaired voters in NZ, none of them have been asked for these polls… and yes I meet a large number of them for their views and issues over the years….I want these kind of polls banned at least 3 months prior to any elections…

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    I refuse to vote as there is no Sheep or Naked Emperor on the list….BTW, Communist Helen is still getting 2.1% because some Labour voters are yet to come out of their slumber induced by tax payer funded freebies