Margin of error increase for Labour in latest OneNews poll


Despite the terrible spin of Labour fanboi Corin Dann, Labour ‘s modest 1 point increase in the latest OneNews/Colmar Brunton poll shows that the wall to wall coverage of the Labour party barely made a dent. You could almost hear the disappointment in Dann’s voice.

The election of David Cunliffe barely caused a ripple…in fact it could be argued that Labour went up after a month of being leader-less. The increase like National’s is within the margin of error and you’d have to say that nothing has changed despite the best spin from Dann.

Labour’s decision to hold an election for its new leader appears to have gone down well enough with voters in the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton Poll.
Labour is up one point to 34%, with new leader David Cunliffe making a strong entry into the preferred prime minister stakes.  
Labour’s decision to have an unprecedented three-way election to replace David Shearer was always a gamble that risked exposing the party’s dirty laundry.
“The most corrosive issue facing the Labour Party is unity,” Mr Shearer said recently.

But after a relativity clean campaign, Labour has climbed one point in the latest poll to 34%.

National, however, is also up one to 47%, with the Greens slipping 2% to 12%.

New Zealand First is steady on 4%, as is the Maori Party and the Conservatives on 1%.
When converted into seats in a 124 seat Parliament, there is nothing in it, National’s 59 seats plus one each from Act and United Future giving the centre right 61.

Labour’s 43, the Greens 16 plus Mana’s one seat give the centre left 60.

Neither are enough for a majority, leaving the Maori Party and its three seats as king maker.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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